1017
1017

PROPERTY OF AN EAST ASIAN COLLECTOR

A fine and rare peachbloom chrysanthemum vase
mark and period of Kangxi
Estimate
4,000,0006,000,000
LOT SOLD. 4,712,000 HKD
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1017

PROPERTY OF AN EAST ASIAN COLLECTOR

A fine and rare peachbloom chrysanthemum vase
mark and period of Kangxi
Estimate
4,000,0006,000,000
LOT SOLD. 4,712,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A fine and rare peachbloom chrysanthemum vase
mark and period of Kangxi
elegantly potted, the ovoid body tapering to meet the short foot, the lower half encircled by a broad band of chrysanthemum petals carved in low relief, rising to a slightly waisted slender cylindrical neck and flared trumpet mouth, applied overall with a classic reddish-pink glaze with characteristic mushroom-green mottling, the rim and base reserved in white, the base inscribed with the six-character mark in underglaze-blue       
21.1cm., 8 3/8 in.
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Provenance

From the J.T. Tai Foundation. 
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 21st May 1985, lot 21.  

Catalogue Note

A similar vase in Beijing is illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong: Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 138, pl. 121; one in the Percival David Foundation, London, is published in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 6, Tokyo, 1982, col. pl. 52; a third in John Ayers, The Baur Collection, Geneva, vol. III, Geneva, 1972, pl. A302; and another was included in the exhibition Treasures from the Shanghai Museum, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, 1983, cat.no. 142.

See a related vase sold in these rooms, 23rd October 2005, lot 314; and another from the Jinguantang collection sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3rd November 1996, lot 557.

Vessels of this form belong to a group of only eight vessel shapes known with this glaze, all made for the scholar's desk, a complete set of which is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 2, Tokyo, col. pl. 28.  

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