A blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

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Lot 41. A blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€6,700 - 9,000). Photo: Bonhams.

The globular body painted around the exterior with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds, all beneath a band of foliate scroll between upright plantain leaves and a pendent ruyi collar at the waisted neck, the base with a band of lotus lappets encircling the splayed foot. 28.8cm (11 3/8in) high. 

Provenance: a North American private collection

NoteCompare with a similar blue and white vase, Daoguang seal mark and of the period, which was sold at Christie's Hong Kong on 28 May 2014, lot 3476 and at Christie's London on 11 May 2011, lot 628.

A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

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A fine Ming-style blue and white pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000 (USD 90,701 - USD 116,615). Price Realized HKD 875,000 ($64,488) at Hong Kong on 28 May 2014, lot 3476. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012

The globular body is painted in vivid blue tones in imitation of 'heaping and piling' with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds. All below a band of foliate scroll in-between upright leaves and a pendent trefoil collar at the waisted neck. The splayed ring foot with clusters of flower petals surrounding lappets surrounding the base. 11 1/2 in. (29.1 cm.) high, stand, Japanese wood box 

Provenance: Japanese private collection, Kyoto, acquired in 1970s 

Note: For a 14th century copper-red example with related decoration in the Palace Museum, which may be the earliest prototype of this design, see Sekai Toji Zenshu, 1981, vol. 13, pl. 78. This 'plantain and bamboo' pattern was revived during the Qianlong period and can be seen on a vase included the Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1968, and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 72. This type of bottle vase continued to be produced during the reigns of the Jiaqing Emperor, Daoguang (as with the present example), Xianfeng, Tongzhi and Guangxu. 

A Chinese blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang underglazed blue six character mark and of the period (1821-1850)

A Chinese blue and white bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang underglazed blue six character mark and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000 (USD 3,100 - USD 4,500). Price Realized GBP 22,500 (USD 36,810) at Christie's London on 11 May 2011, lot 628Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011

The globular body painted in vivid blue tones with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds, below a band of foliate scroll in-between upright leaves and a pendent ruyi collar at the waisted neck, the base with a band of lotus lappets encircling the splayed foot; 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high 

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 10 november 2016, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET