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A fine Ming-style blue and white globular vase. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams

Brightly painted to imitate Ming 'heaping and piling', the bulbous body with a wide band of composite flower scroll above a band of stiff lappets, the shoulder with further decorative bands of pendent ruyi-heads, floral scrolls and leiwen, the tall waisted neck with stiff plantain leaves pointing up to a band of pendent ruyi-head below stylised waves at the rim. 36.5cm (14 3/8in) high. Estimate: £100,000 - 150,000, CNY 990,000 - 1,500,000, HK$ 1,200,000 - 1,800,000

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 16 June 1998, lot 252
The Inder Rieden Collection

For a similar but slightly larger vase, see Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p233. A similar vase was sold at Christie's New York, 24-25 March 2011, lot 1673; and another was sold at Sotheby's London, 10 November 2010, lot 102A.
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A rare blue and white flattened double-gourd vase. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams
 
43. The lower section painted on each side with a central shou medallion flanked by two striding dragons issuing flaming scrolls, extending to the upper section and surrounding a pendent bat, the loop handles with floral scrolls trailing to the lower section and ending in a relief-moulded ruyi-head.18.7cm (7 3/8in) high. Estimate: £60,000 - 100,000, CNY 590,000 - 990,000, HK$ 720,000 - 1,200,000.
 
Provenance: Christie's London, 9 June 1997, lot 94
The Inder Rieden Collection

Compare a similar vase but without moulded handles illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p277. See also a pair of vases illustrated by P.Y.K.Lam, ed., Ethereal Elegance: Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing: The Huaijaitang Collection, Hong Kong, 2007, Catalogue no.107. For a similar, but Jiaqing seal mark and period example, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (II), Hong Kong, 2000, Catalogue no.146.

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A blue and white stem bowl. Qianlong seal mark and of the period.. Photo Bonhams

Photo BonhamsThe exterior delicately painted with lotus heads blossoming from stylised scrolls below the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, at the rim, the ribbed foot with decorative bands of classic scroll, floral motifs and wave pattern, the interior with a  shou character in the well, box. 18.5cm (7¼in) diam. (2). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000, CNY 200,000 - 300,000, HK$ 240,000 - 360,000

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 5 December 1995, lot 428
The Inder Rieden Collection

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A blue and white saucer dish. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams

42. The interior intricately painted with a single five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl reserved in white on a blue ground in the central medallion, the border with two similar striding dragons amidst blue and reserved-white clouds, the exterior similarly decorated. 25.7cm (10 1/8in) diam. Estimate:£15,000 - 25,000, CNY 150,000 - 250,000, HK$ 180,000 - 300,000.

Provenance: Christie's London, 15 June 1999, lot 71
The Inder Rieden Collection

For a similarly painted and enamelled version of the present lot, see the underglaze-blue and yellow-enamelled dish sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 April 2011, lot 3142.
 
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A blue and white 'dragon' bowl. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams
 
Of ogee form and painted in rich blue with two five-clawed dragons striding in mutual pursuit around the exterior amongst cloud motifs, the interior with a single five-clawed dragon medallion. 16.9cm (6 5/8in) diam. Estimate: £12,000 - 18,000, CNY 120,000 - 180,000, HK$ 140,000 - 220,000
 
Provenance: Christie's London, 11 July 2006, lot 143
The Inder Rieden Collection
 
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A small blue and white 'lotus bouquet' saucer dish. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams
 
41. Brightly painted in the central roundel with a bouquet of lotus tied with flowing ribbons, surrounded by a scroll of blooms and tendrils beneath a decorative band at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with a leiwen band at the rim. 18.2cm (7 1/8in) diam. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, CNY 99,000 - 150,000, HK$ 120,000 - 180,000
 
Provenance: with a paper label 'Mallie & Co., Paris'
Christie's London,
15 November 2000, lot 50
The Inder Rieden Collection

The present lot has been inspired in its decoration by early Ming Dynasty dishes, and is a continuation of Yongzheng copies of Ming prototypes. For a Yongle dish similarly painted with a lotus bouquet, see Sotheby's Paris, 16 December 2010, lot 32. Compare a Yongzheng mark and of the period 'lotus bouquet' dish, illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, 2003, p.122. A similarly painted dish, but slightly larger and yellow enamelled, Qianlong mark and of the period, is illustrated by R.Krahl, in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Vol.II, London,  Catalogue no.763.
 
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