the well-potted ovoid body of quatrefoil section, the sides painted in brilliant enamels and iron-red with four gilt-edged panels of scattered pavilions amidst trees and rocks with streams running across the landscape and peaks rising high in the distance, with occasional figures wandering or fishing, all reserved on a ground of formal lotus and clematis sprays, the shoulders stepped beneath the trumpet neck and decorated with floral scrolls, divided by narrow bands of gilt scrolls on black ground, the interior and underside of the base enamelled turquoise, the base inscribed in iron-red with a six-character reign mark
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 22nd May 1984, lot 142.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 13th November 1990, lot 310.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd May 2000, lot 645.
Compare another vase of the same form and with a Qianlong mark, painted with 'famille-rose' landscapes but on a ground imitating gilt-bronze, sold in these rooms 29th November 1976, lot 587.
See a large famille-rose two-handled vase decorated with landscape within reserved panels but against a gilt-painted blue ground, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelains with Cloisonne Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 130. Also compare a large famille-rose vase of similar form and decoration as the present vase, but against a gilt-decorated blue-ground, offered in these rooms, 10th April 2006, lot 1730.
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