Rare Famille Rose Turquoise Ground Vase, Jiaqing Period (1796-1820). Photo courtesy Waddington's
The well-potted vase with a tall funnel neck flanked by a pair of stylized bat handles and rising towards an everted gilt rim decorated with a ruyi-head border below, the whole exterior with finely painted and continuous decoration comprised of lotus sprays and emanating vines, the lower portion of the bulb-form body with the flowers arranged in the shape of a medallion with long tendril vines joining together and surrounded by blue sinuous dragons, the neck also with dripping jewel pendants, all completed with fine gilt detailing throughout and against a pale turquoise ground, height 13" - 33 cm. One handle restored, base possibly ground/polished. However there are a number of noted unmarked examples like this thought to have been produced shortly after Emperor Qianlong's death in the earlier Jiaqing reign which have unmarked/unfinished bases like this example. Estimated Price: CAD60,000 - CAD80,000
Provenance: Important Chinese Porcelain and Works of Art from an English Gentleman (lots 197-209) Now residing in Toronto, the owner of this collection dedicated the last 40 years to the full-time study of Asian Arts with a main interest in Chinese ceramics, jades and scholarly objects. The majority of the items were purchased at auction and from private collections.Purchased at auction in London during the 1970's.
Notes: Compare with a similar example with pink handles, damaged neck and with mark and period of Jiaqing sold at Sotheby's Paris, June 9, 2011, lot 181. A pair of double gourd vases with similar design and from the Robert Chang Collection was sold at Christie's Hong Kong November 28, 2006, lot 1311.