A turquoise-ground famille-rose 'double-gourd' vase Daoguang iron-red six-character seal mark and of the period
Lot 257
A turquoise-ground famille-rose 'double-gourd' vase Daoguang iron-red six-character seal mark and of the period
Sold for HK$ 980,000 (US$ 126,431) inc. premium

Lot Details
A turquoise-ground famille-rose 'double-gourd' vase Daoguang iron-red six-character seal mark and of the period
A turquoise-ground famille-rose 'double-gourd' vase
Daoguang iron-red six-character seal mark and of the period
The slightly recessed base with waisted body ending with a pointed mouthrim, the exterior decorated with stylised lotus blossoms issuing thin vine scrolls, interspersed between auspicious emblems of bats depicted biting on wan symbols tied to ribbons, ruyi clouds and lotus buds, separated by friezes of ruyi-heads and upward-leaf lappets at the extremities, all brilliantly enamelled in vivid famille-rose colours on a turquoise ground, the base inscribed in iron-red with six-character zhuanshu seal mark.
27cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清道光 綠松石地粉彩纏枝蓮紋葫蘆瓶 礬紅「大清道光年製」篆書款

    High quality famille-rose enamelling on a turquoise ground on porcelain successfully simulate cloisonne-enamelled decoration. The current double-vase is a particularly striking example of this. For a pair of similar turquoise-ground double-gourd vases from the Manno Art Museum, bearing Daoguang gilt reign marks, see Christie's London, 21 June 2001, lot 105. For a turquoise-ground 'famille-rose' vase from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Porcelains with Cloisonne Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration. The Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace Museum, Shanghai, 1999, p.135, no.118.
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