Lot 595. A fine and rare Imperial famille rose lantern-shaped vase, Jiaqing iron-red six-character mark and period. Estimate 40000/60000 €. Lot sold 65.000 €. Photo Nagel.
the cylindrical body brightly enamelled around the exterior with four large lotus blooms, below twin-fish and above a tasseled musical chime, all amidst further blooms borne on foliate scrolls, below a ruyi-head band at the neck and above a lappet band at the foot, the neck with stylised plantain leaves, all reserved on a rich powder-blue ground. H. 31,5 cm. Neck and mouth restored
Provenance: Former European private collection
Notes: Whilst elegantly-enamelled scrollwork combining the auspicious symbols of lotus, pendent Buddhist symbols and bats is a well-known Imperial style prevalent in the Qianlong and succeeding Jiaqing periods, it is very unusual to see a deep blue-ground example of such work.
Nagel Auktionen, "Asian Art", 07/12/2015