A blue and white dragon vase, tianqiuping  Xuande mark, Republic period
Lot 286
A blue and white dragon vase, tianqiuping
Xuande mark, Republic period
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Fine Asian Works of Art

26 Jun 2018, 11:00 PDT

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Lot Details
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A blue and white dragon vase, tianqiuping
Xuande mark, Republic period
Thickly potted with a rolled rim, waisted neck and swelling body of compressed globular form supported on an unglazed concave base, a fluidly drawn xiangcai band the apocryphal six-character mark written in a single horizontal line of standard script placed above a spirited three-clawed dragon looking toward to the right as it striding to the left through clouds of lingzhi fungus-head shape with trailing ribbons, all beneath a celadon-tinged glaze; the vessel broken with some losses of fabric, re-stuck with metal replacement pieces and staples clearly visible on the surface.
17 5/8in (44.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • The results of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test sample no. P118c3 indicate that this piece was fired less than 100 years ago.

    Provenance
    By repute, acquired by Professor Lee or his family on the Mainland before 1949 and later brought to Taiwan, thereupon to the current owner by descent.

    This vase appears to be a mirror image similar in decoration to tianqiuping preserved in the Qing court collection, displaying the same xiangcai band and cloud forms surrounding a three-clawed dragon looking to the left as it strides to the right. Although lacking a reign mark, it is dated to the Xuande period and of slightly smaller size than this lot (height listed as 43.2cm): see Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Wenwu Zhenpin Quanji 34: Youlihong 1 [The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum 34: Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red, Book 1] (Hong Kong, 2000), no. 87, pp. 90-91.

Saleroom notices

  • The date line in the catalog should read: Republic period or later
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