A rare blue and white 'three friends of winter' vase Zhengtong / Chenghua
Lot 277
A rare blue and white 'three friends of winter' vase Zhengtong / Chenghua
Sold for HK$ 475,000 (US$ 61,288) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare blue and white 'three friends of winter' vase
Zhengtong / Chenghua
Elegantly potted rising from a thick foot, the high shoulders rising to a trumpet neck flanked by a pair of elephant-head handles, the main frieze finely painted in delicate tones of underglaze-blue featuring pine, bamboo and prunus trees above lappets with fiery motif, all beneath bands of ruyi-head, keyfret and upward stiff plantain leaves at the neck.
21.6cm high.

Footnotes

  • 明正統/成化 青花歲寒三友鋪首耳瓶

    Provenance 來源:
    Sotheby's London, 13 December 1988, lot 158

    The texture and quality of the painting on the current vase, particularly the decorative elements such as the stiff plantain leaves at the neck, is reminiscent of that on a Chenghua zun-shaped vase in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red(III), Shanghai, 2000, pl. 50.
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