An unusual copper-red and blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

An unusual copper-red and blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003

Decorated on each side with a formalized flower spray within a ruyi-head border, surrounded by composite foliate scroll below pierced dragon handles and pendent beaded chains on the neck, the underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' and the copper red shading from crushed strawberry to brownish red; together with a copper-red and blue and white wall vase, 19th century, decorated with foliate scroll and with five stepped neck openings, with apertures in the flat back for hanging, apochryphal Qianlong mark - 12¼ and 6½in. (31.1 and 16.5cm.) high (2). Lot 322. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $10,158 

Property from the Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza