A FINE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE IN TRANSITIONAL STYLE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
200,000 - 300,000 HKD
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- 42.3 cm., 16 5/8 in.
with a pear-shaped body supported on a low slightly splayed foot, sweeping up to a long slender neck collared with a central bulb and a flared rim, brightly painted around the exterior in shades of cobalt with a composite floral band centred with a large lotus on each side surrounded by long palm leaves, flanked by a pair of camellias and further chrysanthemum and hibiscus, all borne on a continuous meandering scroll between a row of petals skirting the base and pendent lappets draping the shoulder, the neck further collared with a narrow band of foliate florets and a blue-ground border picked out with white blossoms, all below four pendent elongated panels enclosing a white lotus around the lower neck, a lotus scroll on the central bulb and upright flowers and insects at the rim, the base glazed and centred with a peony sprig mark, wood stand
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26th November 1980, lot 309.