It is extremely rare to find Yongzheng vases of this shape and glaze although a pair of Yongzheng mark and period vases of this form painted with chrysanthemums and butterfies in the 'famille-rose' palette was sold in these rooms, 1/2nd April 1974, lot 353, and again in our Hong Kong rooms, 29th November 1977, lot 158. Compare also a Yongzheng vase of this shape and celadon glaze offered at Christie's Hong Kong, 29/30th October 2001, lot 799.
In its form the present vase is reminiscent of Yongzheng vases of related ovoid body rising to a waisted neck and flared mouth, but the base encircled with a tall band of petal lappets carved in relief; see an outline drawing illustrated in Geng Baochang, Ming Qing ciqi jianding, Hong Kong, 1993, p. 234, pl. 400, fig. 12; and a blue and white example, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong. Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 175, pl. 4.
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