A blue and white archaistic vase 18th century
Lot 253*
A blue and white rectangular baluster archaistic vase 18th century
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 27,187) inc. premium

Lot Details
A blue and white rectangular baluster archaistic vase
18th century
Modelled after the archaic bronze prototype, the sides and centres divided by flanges and well painted with taotie masks reserved on leiwen ground, flanked by a pair of loop handles painted with cloud scrolls, the galleried rim with a whorl pattern.

33.1cm (13in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: acquired from Henderson Antiques, St. Louis, Missouri, on 27 August 1971
    The Langsdorf Collection of Qing Dynasty Porcelain, Collection no.132

    For a related rectangular vase with archaistic detailing, see P.Lam (ed.), Ethereal Elegance: Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing: The Huaihaitang Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007, no.89, where the author notes that the form and decoration derives from the bronze zun made in the late Shang to early Zhou periods.
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