1874
1874

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A BLUE AND WHITE 'FRUIT' MEIPING
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimation
1 000 0001 200 000
Lot. Vendu 2,060,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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1874

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A BLUE AND WHITE 'FRUIT' MEIPING
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimation
1 000 0001 200 000
Lot. Vendu 2,060,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FRUIT' MEIPING
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
the shouldered body decorated in 15th century style with three flowering branches above boughs of peach, pomergranate and lychee, each rising from a sprig of fungus, evenly spaced above a double line and a band of overlapping upright leaves encircling the base, the shoulders with a collar of radiating lotus petal panels and the short narrow waisted neck with florettes and leaves below the lipped rim
32 cm., 12 5/8 in.
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Provenance

One of the pair of vases sold in Sotheby's New York, 24th May 1974, lot 420.
T.Y. Chao Collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1987, lot 270.

Exposition

Exhibition of Ming and Ch'ing Porcelain from the Collection of the T.Y. Chao Family Foundation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1978, cat. no. 79.

Description

The marks of lots 270 and 271 were switched in the back of the 1987 T.Y. Chao catalogue.

A Qianlong vase of this pattern is illustrated by Macintosh, Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, col. pl. IX (top left); and one from the Edward T. Chow Collection was sold in these rooms, 19th May 1981, lot 546. Another is illustrated in Min Shin no Bijutsu, pl. 167, together with a meiping painted with the same design in underglaze-red and blue, pl. 168.

For the 15th century origin of this design compare the vase included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum, Yongle ware, pl. 12.

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