An export enameled and gilt copper vase
Lot 5067A
A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period
Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase Qianlong period
Lot Details
Property from the Collection of John and Eve Mahan, Bartlesville Oklahoma
A Canton enamel and gilt-copper European-subject baluster vase
Qianlong period
The pear form body raised on a splayed foot and surmounted by a flared neck flanked with scrolled handles in violet and puce hues, the main body with two polychrome cartouches framed by acanthus leaf-style chased and gilt borders and containing a pastoral scene of a man sitting on a river bank and holding a fishing pole beneath a canopy of a leafy tree, the vase having chased and gilt C-scrolls throughout interspersed with polychrome floral sprays, the shoulder with a purple lingzhi head band below a key-fret and foliate band on a blue reserve, the neck with stiff plantain leaf border in green with repetitive leaves and lappets below the mouth in pink and green hues, the foot with twisted rope and blossom band above a conforming plaintain leaf border, the underside and interior with turquoise enamel.
7 1/4in (18.4cm) high

Footnotes

  • For a similar gilt metal vase of quadrilobate form with famille rose enameled European landscape, millefleur decoration and six-character Qianlong mark in the Palace Museum, see Yang Boda (ed), Zhongguo meishu quanji: gongyi meishubian, volume 10: Jin, yin, boli, falangqi (Beijing, Wenu, 1987), cat. no. 347, p. 107 and illustration p. 194.

    A second vase with similar motif sold at Christie's, Hong Kong, March 31, 1992, sale 1040, lot 922. See Christie's 20 Years in Hong Kong: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Highlights (Hong Kong, 2006), p. 283.
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