A COPPER-RED AND UNDERGLAZE BLUE VASE, MEIPING QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
Sotheby's Paris, 13th June 2012, lot 186.
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Vases of this design are rare and no other closely related example appears to have been published. Compare Qianlong mark and period meiping of similar proportions but painted with a variety of floral scrolls, such as one sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 17th November 1975, lot 57, and again at Christie’s New York, 30th March 2005, lot 362; a larger example in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum. Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (III), Shanghai, 2000, pl. 207; another in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum’s exhibition Emperor Ch’ien-lung’s Grand Cultural Enterprise, Taipei, 2001, cat. no. V-3; and a fourth vase sold in these rooms, 16th June 1999, lot 801, and again at Christie’s London, 10th May 2011, lot 276.