A famille rose vase, Shende tang zhi mark (restored section to neck and crack to base) wood stand
Lot 355
A famille rose baluster vase Daoguang, iron-red Shende tang zhi mark, circa 1831-1850
Sold for £102,000 (US$ 164,418) inc. premium

Lot Details
A famille rose baluster vase Daoguang, iron-red Shende tang zhi mark A famille rose vase, Shende tang zhi mark (restored section to neck and crack to base) wood stand A famille rose vase, Shende tang zhi mark (restored section to neck and crack to base) wood stand
A famille rose baluster vase
Daoguang, iron-red Shende tang zhi mark, circa 1831-1850
Enamelled around the body in pale tones of pink, yellow, green, blue and turquoise with playing children, thirteen variously gathered imitating grown-ups waving flower clusters and leaping on a grassy fenced terrace, the yellow-ground neck with elaborate scrolling lotus.
30.5cm (12in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: purchased in Hong Kong in the 1940s
    An English private collection

    The 'Shende Tang' (Hall of Prudent Virtue) mark is an Imperial Daoguang mark commemorating the Daoguang Emperor's residence of that name in the Yuanming Yuan in the outskirts of Beijing, which was completed in 1831, thus making Daoguang pieces with this mark attributable to the two decades between 1831 and 1850, see S.Pierson, Rare Marks on Chinese Ceramics, London, 1998, p.36. The decoration on the present vase is inspired by earlier enamlled vases produced during the Qianlong reign, such as the famille rose covered jar, decorated with children at play, Qianlong mark and 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.128. See also a related famille rose bottle vase, Daoguang mark and period, decorated with four boys, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7 October 2010, lot 2162.
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