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
Christie's New York, 24th June 1983, lot 1043.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th October 2002, lot 256.
Pasadena Art Institute, 1947.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1947.
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