An exceedingly fine and rare blue and white lotus-mouth bottle vase Mark and period of Yongzheng | 清雍正 青花纏枝蓮鋪首耳長頸蓮口瓶 《大清雍正年製》款
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An exceedingly fine and rare blue and white lotus-mouth bottle vase
Mark and period of Yongzheng
清雍正 青花纏枝蓮鋪首耳長頸蓮口瓶 《大清雍正年製》款
the tall slender neck encircled by a raised fillet below a lotus pod-form rim with moulded petals, the shoulder applied with two lion masks suspending mock rings and surrounded by a superbly painted composite floral meander, between a band of waves and a border of upright lappets, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
The vase is in extremely good condition with just insignificant surface wear. A small section of the footring has possibly been lightly levelled before the firing to enhance its upright form.
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Collection of Charles Anderson Dana (1819-1897).
The American Art Association, 24th-26th February 1898, lot 252.
Collection of Ward Thoron (1867-1937), and thence by descent.
The American Art Association，紐約，1898年2月24-26日，編號252