50 Years New in Asia

An outstanding and possibly unique famille-rose and doucai moon flask, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng

Hong Kong | 8 October

The present moon flask draws inspiration from masterpieces from the absolute peak periods of China’s porcelain production, from the Yongle (1403-1424) and Chenghua (1465-1487) reigns, and yet represents a unique design, firmly anchored in the Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Superbly enamelled in the famille-rose and doucai palettes, the remarkable flask is possibly unique and its only comparable vessel appears to be the renowned smaller famille-rose moon flask in the Sir Percival David Collection in the British Museum, London. This current flask is an exceptional example and would have most likely been produced by the same potters and painters as the Percival David flask.

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