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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A VERY RARE IMPERIALLY INSCRIBED DOUBLE LOZENGE-FORM FAMILLE-ROSE BRUSHPOT
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A VERY RARE IMPERIALLY INSCRIBED DOUBLE LOZENGE-FORM FAMILLE-ROSE BRUSHPOT
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A VERY RARE IMPERIALLY INSCRIBED DOUBLE LOZENGE-FORM FAMILLE-ROSE BRUSHPOT
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
finely potted with ribbed edges framing each panel of the double-lozenge form, the four longer sides vibrantly enameled with chrysanthemum, peonies, morning glory, pinks and bamboo growing from rockwork with two butterflies in flight, the narrow faceted sides each with a two column inscription in zhuanshu, kaishu, xingshu and lishu script, each bearing two seals reading qian and long, all framed within iron-red and gilt borders, the interior and base with a turquoise enamel, save for the six-character seal mark inscribed in underglaze blue beneath a clear glaze 
Width 5 1/4  in., 13.5 cm 
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Provenance

Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978). 

Catalogue Note

This unusual brushpot represents the Qianlong emperor’s personal taste, which gravitated towards porcelain designs that were artistically complex, and revealed his appreciation for scholarship as expressed in his writings and poems.

A smaller famille-rose brushpot of this form, painted with panels enclosing court ladies and attendants engaged in leisurely pursuits, as well as flowers amidst rockwork, was sold at Christie’s London, 11th May 2010, lot 268. Brushpots of such distinctive auspicious shape were also produced in various palettes; such as one covered in a 'robin’s egg’ glaze, illustrated in Qing Zhenzong, Qingdai ciqi shangjian [Appreciation of Qing Dynasty Porcelain], Hong Kong, 1994, pl. 179; and an underglaze-red example painted with a landscape scene, in the Guangdong Provincial Museum, Guangzhou, illustrated in Guangdongsheng bowuguan cang taoci xuan [The Collection of Ceramics of the Guangdong Provincial Museum], Beijing, 1992, pl. 182.

Important Chinese Art

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