A polychrome enameled cong-form vase, Qianlong mark, Republic period

Lot 8227. A polychrome enameled cong-form vase, Qianlong mark, Republic period. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,200 - 4,100). Photo Bonhams.

Its square-sectioned body standing upon a spreading foot painted with cash and floral patterns, rising to a waisted neck adorned with a band of plantain leaves, the pair of raised elephant head and faux ring handles on opposing walls surrounded by stretching flowering branches, hovering butterflies, and birds in colorful enamels while the remaining walls display well-detailed figures on terraces, the deeply recessed base with thesix-character mark thinly drawn in red seal script. 12 1/2in (31.8cm) high

ProvenanceAcquired from Jadestone Gallery, 15 December 2009
An Oregon private collection formed during 1960s, by repute
Collection of Brooks and Dorothy Cofield

Notes: Compare a porcelain vase of the same format also bearing a Qianlong mark but executed during the Republic period, sold in our San Francisco sale 22510, 10 December 2015, lot 8184. 

Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND PAINTINGS, 2016-06-28, 12:00 PDT, SAN FRANCISCO