19th May, 2023 13:00

Asian Art I
  Lot 85

清嘉慶 白地粉彩纏枝蓮紋瓶 《大清嘉慶年製》款


Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing mark and of the period

清嘉慶 白地粉彩纏枝蓮紋瓶


The ovoid body finely painted with stylised lotus flowers issuing trumpet-shaped vessels bearing the Three Abundances, borne from scrolling stems rich with lush polychrome vegetation on a white ground dotted with small blossoms, ripe peaches and gilt wan symbols, all above petal lappets and below a band of ruyi heads enclosing flowerheads issuing from a band of key fret painted in pink enamels, the slender neck similarly decorated to the body and rising to a gently flared rim painted with a band of flowerheads and scrolling decorations on a blue-enamel ground, the rim picked out in gilt, the interior and base glazed turquoise, a six-character Jiaqing mark in red-enamel set within a white cartouche to the base,

36.3cm high

c.f. A related vase, dated to the Jiaqing period and decorated with lotus scrolls on a white ground, was included in the exhibition 'Ethereal Elegance. Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing. The Huaihaitang Collection', Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2007, cat. no. 136. A blue and white vase, dated Jiaqing mark and period, bearing similar motifs, shape and patterned bands, was offered at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7th October 2015, lot 3728,

Estimated at £8,000 - £10,000


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