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A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 釉裏紅雲龍趕珠紋天球瓶

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Property from the Junkunc Collection

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 釉裏紅雲龍趕珠紋天球瓶

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 釉裏紅雲龍趕珠紋天球瓶

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

69,300

USD

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase (Tianqiuping)

Qing Dynasty, 18th century

 清十八世紀 釉裏紅雲龍趕珠紋天球瓶


the globular body rising to a tall, slightly flaring cylindrical neck, the exterior painted in vibrant underglaze red with a fierce, scaly four-clawed dragon striding amidst flame wisps and clouds in vigorous pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' above crashing waves below, the rim encircled by a band of foliate scroll, the recessed base unglazed


Height 13¾ in., 35 cm

The rim polished. Overall with scattered firing imperfections and expected wear to the surface.


口經打磨。整體見少許窰燒瑕疵及正常表面磨損。


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Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).


來源

史蒂芬•瓊肯三世 (1978年逝) 收藏

Due to the difficulties of firing copper red successfully, ceramics painted with underglaze red designs are comparatively rare. The present vase showcases the great technical advances of the High Qing dynasty that enabled the success of this vibrant decorative mode. Compare a similarly decorated bottle vase in the collection of Queen Elizabeth II, illustrated in John Ayers, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, vol. 1, London, 2016, pl. 449. See another related tianqiuping with a band of lappets above the foot and lingzhi scroll at the mouth, sold first at Christie's New York, 10th November 1981, lot 276 and then at Christie's Hong Kong, 7th May 2002, lot 578.