A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 青花纏枝花卉紋賞瓶 《大清乾隆年製》款
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase
Seal mark and period of Qianlong
清乾隆 青花纏枝花卉紋賞瓶 《大清乾隆年製》款
the globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, finely painted in 'heaped and piled' deep blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll registers at the foot and a ruyi band and further floral scroll at the shoulder, the neck with stiff leaf and keyfret bands below a wave border at the rim, the recessed base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue
Height 14¾ in., 37.5 cm
There is a network of firing lines and firing flaws to the base, and a hairline encircling approx. 2/3 the circumference of the foot, likely original to the firing. The surface with minor and expected wear.
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Sotheby's New York, 15th September 1999, lot 94.