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A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period | 明嘉靖 青花瑞獸壽字紋大葫蘆瓶

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton

A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period | 明嘉靖 青花瑞獸壽字紋大葫蘆瓶

A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period | 明嘉靖 青花瑞獸壽字紋大葫蘆瓶

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

44,100

USD

A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase

Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

明嘉靖 青花瑞獸壽字紋大葫蘆瓶


the lower bulb of square section, each side boldly painted in inky cobalt blue with a fabulous beast including a qilin, an elephant, a lion, and a horse, sweeping into a constricted waist and surmounted by a round upper bulb, painted with crane and shou medallions on a cloud scroll ground, the elongated cylindrical neck with a border of ruyi lappets and further shou roundels


Height 25 in., 63.5 cm

Traces of restoration with repainting to 2/3 of the recessed waist, possibly to consolidate minor original glaze gaps along the looting line, and to another patch along the looting line to one side of the bottom section. Overall with age-consistent wear and expected minor firing imperfections, including minor glaze pulls along the looting line, some of which have been consolidated.


葫蘆瓶腰部及底部一側經修補,可能為加固其接胎處的些許原始縮釉。整體見正常表面磨損及少許微細窰燒瑕疵,包括接胎處見些許輕微縮釉,部分經小補。


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Sotheby's New York, 15th September 1999, lot 81.

J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 17th November 2000.



來源

紐約蘇富比1999年9月15日,編號81

藍理捷,紐約,2000年11月17日

Replete with symbols of longevity—the double-gourd form, the shou characters, cranes, lingzhi-shaped clouds, and auspicious animals—this robustly potted and decorated vase reflects the Jiajing Emperor's ardent devotion to Daoism and his desire to attain immortality. 


Compare a related vase painted with qilin medallions on the lower bulb, exhibited in Inaugural Exhibition: Selected Masterpieces of the Matsuoka Museum of Art, Matsuoka Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1975, cat. no. 84. Another, with more stylized shou roundels on a similar cloud scroll ground, is illustrated in Hara Hiromu, Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. Museum Pusat, Jakarta, vol. 3, 1976, pl. 227. See also one with a scene of Shoulao on the lower bulb, included in Ming Blue and White: Jiajing-Chongzhen Including Dated Examples, S. Marchant & Son, London, 2004, cat. no. 8. 


For examples sold at auction, refer to one sold in our London rooms, 5th November 2008, lot 67, and two sold in these rooms: the first, 21st-22nd September 2005, and the second, 11th September 2019, lot 885.