A large Ming-style blue and white vase, hu Qianlong seal mark and of the period

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Lot 38
A large Ming-style blue and white vase, hu
Qianlong seal mark and of the period

Sold for £ 16,800 (US$ 23,448) inc. premium
The property of a Gentleman
A large Ming-style blue and white vase, hu
Qianlong seal mark and of the period
The pear-shaped vase with a pair of archaistic stylised dragon handles on the shoulders, painted with a dense continuous meandering scroll bearing lobed leaves and large lotus blossoms, below the neck with a register of shou character medallions reserved on a wan diaper ground between a key fret border and band of interlocked ruyi-heads, with lotus-petal panels enclosing floral sprays above the foot decorated with a classic scroll.
45.5cm (18in) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an English private collection

    Compare a similar blue and white hu vase with a Qianlong seal mark, illustrated by Geng Baochang, Ming Qing ciqi jianding, Hong Kong, 1993, p.267, pl.455. A similar hu vase was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2 May 2005, lot 654.
A large Ming-style blue and white vase, hu Qianlong seal mark and of the period
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