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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'MING-STYLE' JARS
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 206,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'MING-STYLE' JARS
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 206,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'MING-STYLE' JARS
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
each compressed globular body rising from a recessed base to a short straight neck, brightly enamelled around the exterior with leafy floral camellia sprays issuing from three jagged rocks, divided by smaller sprays and butterflies, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark
Quantity: 2
13 cm, 5 1/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

A closely related jar, from the collection of Baroness V. von Lossberg, was sold in these rooms, 25th March 1975, lot 276; one was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 5th November 1997, lot 1500; another was sold at Christie's London, 13th January, 1987, lot 486; and a pair with covers was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 11th April 2008, lot 2903. See also a slightly smaller covered jar, attributed to the Kangxi reign, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, op. cit., pl. 211, together with one attributed to the Yongzheng period, pl. 232; and another in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum's exhibition Ming Chenghua ciqi tezhan [Special exhibition of Chenghua porcelain], Taipei, 1976, cat. no. 164.  

The form and design of this pair of jars are closely related to their Chenghua period prototypes, such as a jar in the Palace Museum, Beijing, published in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 167.

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