A rare Imperial coral-ground gilt-decorated double-gourd vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Lot 85
A rare Imperial coral-ground gilt-decorated double-gourd vase
Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Sold for £170,500 (US$ 273,632) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Imperial coral-ground gilt-decorated double-gourd vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period A rare Imperial coral-ground gilt-decorated double-gourd vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A rare Imperial coral-ground gilt-decorated double-gourd vase
Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
The upper and lower sections of the vase with an even bright iron-red ground finely gilt on the lower section with four fully-blossoming lotus flowers alternating with four smaller lotus flower each beneath a bat suspending a Buddhist wan emblem, all amid foliate scrolls and beneath a band of bats alternating with ruyi head around the waist, the upper section similarly decorated with lotus flowers amid foliate scrolls, the base and interior of the neck glazed turquoise.
20.4cm (8in) high

Footnotes

  • 清嘉慶 御製珊瑚紅地描金纏枝蓮紋葫蘆瓶 礬紅「大清嘉慶年製」篆書款

    Provenance: a European private collection, acquired in China by the great-grandfather of the present owner in the very early 20th century, and thence by descent within the family

    來源:歐洲私人收藏,現藏家之曾祖父購於20世紀早期,並由家族繼承

    The design on the present vase harks back to the Jiajing period and to polychrome wares embellished with rich gold design known by their Japanese term Kinrande. The decoration of gold on coral-red ground was revived during the Qing Dynasty starting in the Kangxi period and reaching its height in the Qianlong and Jiaqing periods.

    Compare a similarly decorated gold on a coral-red ground baluster-shaped vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period, illustrated by P.Y.K.Lam, ed., Ethereal Elegance: Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing, The Huaihaitang Collection, Hong Kong, 2007, pl.83, and a similarly decorated gold on a coral-ground jar and cover, Jaiqing seal mark and period, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and illustrated in Empty Vessels, Replenished Minds: The Culture, Practice and Art of Tea, Taipei, pl.174.

    See also a turquoise-ground famille rose double-gourd vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period, of similar form and design, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, The Edward T. Chow Collection: Ming and Qing Porcelain, 25 November 1980, lot 173. A similar gilt on coral-red ground double-gourd vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period, previously in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, sold at Christie's Hong Kong on 29 April 2002, lot 574; and see also another example sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 April 2007, lot 509.
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