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A Fine Large Doucai Jardiniere (gang). Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's

with full swelling sides rising continuously from the foot to the lipped rim, painted with five floral roundels each centered on an iron-red lotus flower, within a wide band of interlocking scrolling foliage and strapwork, beneath a narrow band of ruyi clouds and a border of linked floral panels at the rim, and a colorful band of lappets around the foot, seal mark in underglaze blue on a glazed countersunk circle at the center of the otherwise unglazed base. Diameter 13 1/8 in., 33.2 cm; Height 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm - ESTIMATION 300,000-500,000 USD

NOTE DE CATALOGUE: A doucai gang of this pattern is illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 15, Japan, 1983, pl. 94, together with a detail of the base. Another, now in the Shanghai Museum, is illustrated in Selected Ceramics from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs, J. M. Hu, Shanghai, 1989, pl. 68. Similar examples were sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th April 1999, lot 432 and 2nd May 2000, lot 675.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York | 11 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com