A large polychrome enameled 'Hundred Deer' vase, Late Qing-Republic period. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,900 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams.
Of hu form with a body of pear shape raised on a tall foot, the applied deer-head handles enameled in black and iron red while herds of tiny deer feed amid towering pines and peach trees filling the rocky landscape rendered in a richly hued 'blue and green' style, a colorless glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad on the recessed base. 17 3/8in (44cm) high
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A large polychrome enameled porcelain 'One hundred Deer' vase Qianlong mark, Late Qing-Republic period. Sold for US$ 27,500 (€24,544) at Bonhams San Francisco, 15 Nov 2011. Photo: Bonhams.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO