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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL HU-FORM VASES AND COVERS QIANLONG MARKS AND PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL HU-FORM VASES AND COVERS QIANLONG MARKS AND PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL HU-FORM VASES AND COVERS QIANLONG MARKS AND PERIOD
each of flattened quatrefoil section with the pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot and sweeping to a broad neck flanked with archaistic phoenix-form handles, finely painted in bright famille-rose enamels on a turquoise ground with a dense floral meander centered on a large lotus blossom issuing further leafy blooms, below a foliate band set between two spearhead borders in blue and yellow, further floral meanders around the neck and foot between ribbon-twist borders around the rim and base, the conforming cover similarly decorated and surmounted with a bud-form knop, the interior enameled turquoise, the base white-enameled with a six-character mark in blue within a double square (4)
Height 17 3/4  in., 45 cm
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Provenance

Collection of the Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides (1883-1962).
Sotheby's London, 18th February 1964, lot 182.
Sotheby’s London, 8th November 1994, lot 355. 
The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York.

Literature

R. Soame Jenyns and William Watson, Chinese Art II, New York, 1966, pl. 110.

Catalogue Note

Compare further Qianlong mark and period painted enamel vessels referencing archaic bronze forms, such as a hu-form vase decorated with floral roundels against white ground, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum’s exhibition Enamel Ware in The Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Taipei, 1999, cat. no 145; and a pair of gu-form vases, decorated with foliage and leaves against a turquoise ground, sold at Christie’s Paris, 8th June 2010, lot 218.

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