50 Years New in Asia

50 Years New in Asia: From Inside the Forbidden City, an Imperial ‘Dragon’ Vase


A special commission by the Yongzheng Emperor, this exceedingly rare puce enamel ‘dragon’ vase is a masterpiece ranking among the most scarce and sought-after category of Qing imperial porcelain. Identified as falangcai by its square blue-enamelled reign mark, the vase was painted in the imperial enamelling workshops inside Beijing’s Forbidden City, while its shape, size and design evokes porcelains produced in the imperial kilns of Jingdezhen, in Jiangxi.

Discover this and many other treasures in Important Chinese Art as part of Hong Kong Spring Sales 2023.

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