A fine blue and white ovoid jar, Seal mark and period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 青花纏枝蓮紋罐 《大清乾隆年製》款
A fine blue and white ovoid jar
Seal mark and period of Qianlong
superbly potted with a generous well-rounded ovoid body gently rising from a tapering foot to a short waisted neck and lipped mouth, brilliantly painted in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a composite floral scroll of large lotus blooms borne on an undulating leafy stem, between a band of lappets above the foot and a collar of ruyi-heads at the shoulder, surmounted by a key-fret border and a classic scroll, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark
In good overall condition, with a few faint star crackles to the interior. Minor surface scratches.
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Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st November 1999, lot 384.