A fine famille rose 'lotus scroll' vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Lot 180
A fine famille rose 'lotus scroll' vase
Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Sold for £122,500 (US$ 205,900) inc. premium
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A fine famille rose 'lotus scroll' vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period A fine famille rose 'lotus scroll' vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period A fine famille rose 'lotus scroll' vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period A fine famille rose 'lotus scroll' vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Lot Details
A fine famille rose 'lotus scroll' vase
Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
The broad body enamelled with four evenly-spaced lotus blossoms alternating with blue and yellow flowers between stylised famille rose square scrolls and all amid foliate scrolls between fine bands of gilding, the tapering neck similarly enamelled with two lotus blossoms and two Indian lotus flowers beneath two pairs of grisaille fish biting at a gilt ring suspending a musical stone between the two iron-red and gilt stylised scroll handles, the base and the interior of the neck glazed turquoise. 30cm (11 7/8in) high

Footnotes

  • 清嘉慶 粉彩纏枝蓮紋雙耳瓶 礬紅「大清嘉慶年製」篆書款

    Provenance: an English private collection

    來源:英國私人收藏

    The present lot, together with the following lot 212, are notable examples of the continuation into the Jiaqing reign of the highest quality porcelain production developed during the Qianlong period. Another vase with a Jiaqing seal mark and of the period from the Huaihaitang Collection, with delicate lotus scrolls similar to the present lot, is illustrated by P.Lam, Ethereal Elegance: Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing: The Huaihaitang Collection, Hong Kong, 2007, no.136.

    The present vase is unusual in its strikingly dark grisaille-enamelled fish which contrast with the otherwise delicate shades of pink, blue, yellow and green enamel. Fish (魚 yu) are a symbol of abundance and prosperity (餘 yu), and double fish (雙魚 shuangyu) have further significance: they represent not only increased abundance, but also the desire the conjugal bliss and good luck in the phrase 雙魚吉慶 (shuangyu jiqing), and lastly they are reminiscent of the 'double-fish' Buddhist Symbol.

    Compare a related pair of famille rose vases from the estate of Judith D.Peabody, New York, with Jiaqing seal marks and of the period, which were sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 April 2011, lot 3076.
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