A rare famille rose lime-green ground vase Iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Lot 196
A rare famille rose lime-green-ground vase Iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Sold for £72,000 (US$ 111,858) inc. premium

Lot Details
AFTERNOON SESSION
LOTS 196 - 456 at 2pm precisely
Property from an Italian Collection
(Lots 196-210)
A rare famille rose lime-green-ground vase
Iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
The ovoid vase beautifully enamelled with leafy lotus blossoms below bats alternating with Shou and Xi characters below the three auspicious fruit, pomegranate, peach and finger citron, all reserved on a lime-green ground, between a ruyi-head border on the shoulders and lotus-petal panels above the foot, the slightly-waisted neck with upright leaves.
21cm (8¼in) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an Italian private collection, Lombardy, collection no.55.

    The present vase is decorated in direct continuation of the Imperial style prevalent during the Qianlong reign. Compare a related famille rose lime-green-ground baluster vase, iron-red Qianlong seal mark and of the period, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains with Cloisonne Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration, Hong Kong, 1999, pl.123; and see a related vase with an iron-red Jiaqing seal mark, from the Qing Court Collection, ibid, pl.173.

    Compare with a similar pair, sold at Sotheby's New York on 16 September 2009, lot 233; see also a famille rose lime-green-ground tall-necked vase, Jiaqing seal mark and of the period, sold at Christie's London, 18 June 2002, lot 231.
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