Sotheby's New York, 27th November 1990, lot 160.
Compare a Qianlong vase of this form and design in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Porcelain of the National Palace Museum: Blue and White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1968, pl. 2; and one recently sold in these rooms, 30th October 2002, lot 282.
Vases of this type belong to a group of Qianlong blue and white wares discussed by Julian Thompson in 'Decorative Motifs on Blue and White in the S.C. Ko Collection', Chinese Porcelain. The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, pt. II, Hong Kong, 1987, p. 31, with decoration adapted from fifteenth century designs but used on a Chinese bronze shape 'alien to the fifteenth century'. This type of vase remained popular and continued being made throughout the Qing period; see a Daoguang vase included in Geng Baochan, Ming Qing ciqi jianding, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 510.
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