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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF GEORGE C.C. HO

A LARGE BLUE-GROUND UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND COPPER-RED VASE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF GEORGE C.C. HO

A LARGE BLUE-GROUND UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND COPPER-RED VASE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
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A LARGE BLUE-GROUND UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND COPPER-RED VASE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
of baluster form rising from a rounded foot to an upturned rim, painted with a continuous composition of twelve magpies perching or soaring amid the branches of an iron-red pine tree, the birds' plumage naturalistically rendered in underglaze blue and white enamel, all against a sky-blue ground, the base white, wood stand (2)
Height 25 1/2  in., 64.8 cm
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Catalogue Note

In Chinese language, the magpie is known as xique (bird of joy), and blue magpies with long tails are referred to as shoudainiao (birds with longevity ribbon). The pine tree is a symbol of longevity and endurance. The number twelve refers to the number of hours in the day, with the Chinese hour equating to two Western hours. The motif on this vase thus serves as a double rebus: a wish for happiness throughout the day, and a wish for longevity.

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