A blue-ground famille rose vase  Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Lot 72
A famille rose blue-ground vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Sold for £123,650 (US$ 193,747) inc. premium

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A blue-ground famille rose vase  Jiaqing seal mark and of the period A blue-ground famille rose vase  Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
A famille rose blue-ground vase
Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Vibrantly enamelled around the body in rose enamels on a deep blue ground with four fully-blossoming lotus amid foliate scrolls alternating with four stylised turquoise flowers suspending a pink tasselled bat-shaped pendant above another further flower issuing a foliate bud between a row of ruyi-head at the foot and shoulder, the neck similarly enamelled with two full lotus blooms alternating with two opening blossoms supporting a dish containing a peach beneath the simple iron-red and gilt scroll handles flanking two pendent tasselled musical stones, the lip curving outwards and enamelled with floral scrolls beneath the gilt mouth. 31.7cm (12½in) high

Footnotes

  • 清嘉慶 粉彩藍地纏枝蓮蝠紋雙耳瓶 礬紅「大清嘉慶年製」篆書款

    Provenance: by repute, acquired by David Blattner (Bey), ensign to Queen Victoria and a personal friend of Sultan Abdu el Hamid, the Khedive of Egypt and thence by descent to a former owner

    來源:傳由David Blattner(Bey)購得,繼而贈予維多利亞女王及一位埃及總督Sultan Abdu el Hamid的私人朋友,並由其家族繼承下去至前任藏家

    Whilst elegantly-enamelled scrollwork combining the auspicious symbols of lotus, pendent Buddhist symbols and bats is a well-known Imperial style prevalent in the Qianlong and succeeding Jiaqing periods, it is very unusual to see a deep blue-ground example of such work. This unusual palette and the evenly-spaced overall design complements the bold, simple form of the vase, with a strong shoulder and straight sides.

    For a Jiaqing mark and period vase of similar shape, but with underglaze blue against a yellow-ground, see P.Lam, Ethereal Elegance: Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing: The Huaihaitang Collection, Hong Kong, 2007, no.117, and for other examples of related scrollwork design, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains with Cloisonné Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration, Hong Kong, 1999, nos.166 and 173, both with a Jiaqing mark and of the period.

    A related vase, also Jiaqing seal mark and of the period and with a similar blue ground, but with the neck severely reduced, sold at Christie's London, 12 May 2009, lot 172. Compare also a pink-ground Jiaqing mark and period vase sold in these rooms, 8 November 2012, lot 81, and two lime-green-ground vases with related scrollwork design, Jiaqing marks and of the period, sold in these rooms, 12 May 2011, lots 349 and 350.
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