A 'butterflies and flowers' flask  Qianlong
Lot 550
A 'butterflies and flowers' flask Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period
HK$ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,900

Lot Details
A 'butterflies and flowers' flask  Qianlong
Various Owners
A 'butterflies and flowers' flask
Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period
Of pear-shaped form with a slender cylindrical neck rising gently from a splayed foot, the body depicting vividly enamelled butterflies with long antennae flying amidst peony and narcissus sprigs beneath a band of conjoined trefoils, all reserved on an even turquoise ground.
21cm high.

Footnotes

  • A closely related Qianlong reign-marked vase, exhibited at the Hong Kong Museum of Art (22 June 2012 - 14 October 2012) is illustrated in A Lofty Retreat from the Red Dust: The Secret Garden of Emperor Qianlong, Hong Kong, 2012, no.50.

    清乾隆 粉彩東青釉折枝花蝶紋膽瓶 青花「乾隆年製」篆書款
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