1899
1899

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE WUCAI SQUARE 'GU' VASE
MARK AND PERIOD OF WANLI
Estimate
500,000700,000
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1899

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE WUCAI SQUARE 'GU' VASE
MARK AND PERIOD OF WANLI
Estimate
500,000700,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE WUCAI SQUARE 'GU' VASE
MARK AND PERIOD OF WANLI
of squared section, supported on a splayed foot rising to a bulging mid-section surmounted by a broad everted mouth, the exterior brilliantly painted with square panels each enclosing a scholar beneath a tree, divided on the canted corners by sprays of lotus and between lingzhi fungus sprays, the neck with a striding dragon reaching its long limbs outwards towards a 'flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds and flames, all above a key-fret band encircling the base, the interior with sprays of lingzhi crowned by trefoil leaves, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within double squares
Quantity: 1
13.6 cm., 5 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 14th July 1981, lot 107.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd May 2005, lot 612.

Catalogue Note

A closely related Wanli wucai vase, from the Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, is illustrated in Tôji taikei, vol. 43, Tokyo, 1960, pl. 85; another is included in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol.1, Tokyo, 1976, pl. 928; and a third from the Edward T. Chow collection was sold in these rooms, 19th May 1981, lot 434.

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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Hong Kong