A BLUE AND WHITE HU-SHAPED VASE DAOGUANG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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- 24.8 cm, 9 3/4 in.
of archaistic hu form, painted to the exterior with simulated ‘heaping and piling’, the ovoid body encircled by two bands, the upper with continuous lotus scroll, the lower with a composite floral meander, all between slightly raised double-line borders, the shoulder set with animal mask and mock ring handles, below the waisted flared neck decorated with ruyi-bordered stiff upright plantain leaves and a narrow wave band around the rim, the base with a seal mark in underglaze blue