A rare soft-paste white-glazed vase Qianlong

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Lot 21
A rare soft-paste white-glazed vase
Qianlong

HK$ 150,000 - 200,000
US$ 19,000 - 26,000
A rare soft-paste white-glazed vase
Qianlong
Of flattened baluster form, the slender body rising to a waisted neck ending in a lipped rim with raised bosses, decorated in relief with a pair of mythical beasts emerging from cloud scrolls towards a band of ruyi-heads at the high shoulder, covered overall in a creamy ivory-white glaze suffused with crackles.
37cm (14 1/2in) high

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 仿定窯白釉凸雕瓶

    It is rare to find soft-paste vases of such high quality, crisply decorated with such imaginative stylised mythical beast motifs. These Qianlong period white-glazed wares are thought to be inspired by the ornately moulded creamy-white Ding wares of the Song dynasty.

    Compare a soft paste white-glazed yuhuchunping, decorated with lotus blooms on leafy scrolls, Qianlong, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in The Enchanting Splendor of Vases and Planters: A Special Exhibition of Flower Vessels from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Taipei, 2014, pp.190-191, no.II-28.

    A white-glazed soft paste meiping, smaller in size and decorated with peaches, bats and shou characters, Qianlong, previously in the collection of Edward T. Chow, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 11 April 2008, lot 2507.

    唇口,短頸,豐肩,肩下腹部漸收,圈足外撇。通身施白釉,優質肥潤,釉面勻稱佈有冰裂紋。口沿施乳釘紋,並以凸雕技法在肩部飾如意雲頭一周,腹部下方飾卷雲紋一周,近足出飾如意雲頭紋。器身兩側則飾如意綬帶紋耳。

    此瓶器形極為罕見,乾隆官窯多有仿燒定窯者,部分不帶款識,見台北國立故宮博物院藏一例清十八世紀白瓷雕花玉壺春瓶,著錄於《瓶盆風華:明清花器特展》,台北,2014年,頁190-191,圖II-28。另見仇炎之舊藏一件清乾隆白釉雕福壽紋梅瓶,後於香港蘇富比售出,2008年4月11日,編號2507。
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A rare soft-paste white-glazed vase Qianlong
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