520
520
A RARE IRON-RED-GROUND 'KINRANDE' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
MING DYNASTY, JIAJING PERIOD
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
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520
A RARE IRON-RED-GROUND 'KINRANDE' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
MING DYNASTY, JIAJING PERIOD
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

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A RARE IRON-RED-GROUND 'KINRANDE' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
MING DYNASTY, JIAJING PERIOD
of slender octagonal section, rising from a countersunk base to an elegantly clinched waist and tapering mouth, the lower bulb painted on each side with a quatrefoil cartouche enclosing gilt lotus sprays, framed within green-enameled and gilt borders and reserved on a Y-patterned diaper ground, all within rectangular green enameled borders with yellow scroll-bracketed corners, the shoulder similarly decorated with roundels inscribed with gilt characters against a diaper ground, and the upper lobe with vertical shaped cartouches enclosing floral sprays against a cash diaper ground, below keyfret and lotus borders in reserve and a gilt scroll at the mouth, with further reserve-decorated scrolls above the waist and foot, and a band of upright lappets encircling the foot, all reserved on a rich iron-red enameled ground, the base with a clear glaze, two Japanese wood boxes (5)
Height 15 1/8  in., 38.4 cm
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Provenance

Collection of the Bernasconi Family.
Christie's London, 6th June 1988, lot 131.
Hirano Koto-ken, Tokyo, February 1989.

Catalogue Note

Similar kinrande vases are known with slight variations in design and size. A very similar vase from the Ataka Collection was included in the Exhibition of Oriental Ceramics, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, cat. no. 43, and another with different geometric designs is illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, pl. 884. Further examples include one formerly in the Norton Collection, sold in our London rooms, 26th March 1963, lot. 65; another from the collection of Louis van der Heyden was sold in our Tokyo rooms, 1st-3rd October 1969, lot 226; and a third example sold in these rooms, 18th September 2007, lot 245.

A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

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