AN EXTREMELY RARE AND SUPERB BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS SCROLL' VASE, YUHUCHUNPING MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA PERIOD | 明成化 青花纏枝番蓮紋玉壺春瓶
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND SUPERB BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS SCROLL' VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA PERIOD
beautifully potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot, elegantly sweeping up to a waisted neck flaring at the rim, the exterior boldly painted with large lotus blooms borne on a leafy meander above overlapping petal lappets, below upright plantain leaves, an undulating lingzhi scroll and pendent trefoils encircling the neck, all divided by line borders repeated at the rim and the foot, covered overall in an unctuous glaze with a faint bluish tinge
30.3 cm, 12 in.
The vase is in excellent condition, with only a natural 0.1x0.3cm glaze flake to the mouth resulting from an original burst bubble. The glaze displays the typical silkiness associated with the period.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Collection of Y.C. Chen.
Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2013, lot 1936.