1129
1129
A rare ruby-ground famille rose bottle vase
Chongmingtang mark, Jiaqing period
Estimate
500,000700,000
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1129
A rare ruby-ground famille rose bottle vase
Chongmingtang mark, Jiaqing period
Estimate
500,000700,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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A rare ruby-ground famille rose bottle vase
Chongmingtang mark, Jiaqing period

the compressed pear-shaped body richly decorated around the sides with four large lotus blooms borne on leafy scrolling stems, interspersed with bats suspending chimes, the cylindrical neck similarly decorated, all reserved on a warm ruby-ground, the shoulder with a band of stylised wan symbols, between leaf lappets and alternating ruyi and 'C'-shaped scrolls suspending succulent leafy peach sprigs, the mouthrim with a band of ruyi heads, and the base encircled by upright lappets and a keyfret band at the foot, the interior and base glazed turquoise, with a central square reserved in white on the base inscribed in iron-red with the four-character Chongmingtang zhi mark


28.7cm., 11 5/16 in.
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Provenance

Christie's New York, 24th June 1983, lot 1043. 
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th October 2002, lot 256.

Exhibited

Pasadena Art Institute, 1947. 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1947. 

Catalogue Note

A pair of similarly painted vases, of Jiaqing mark and period, but of different proportion, was sold in these rooms, 9th November 1982, lot 323. The mark Chongming Tang can be translated as 'Hall of the Esteemed Brilliance'.

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Hong Kong