A blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 325. A blue and white 'Peach' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). 24 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 812,500 HKD (87,326 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's.

the flattened circular body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, the exterior moulded in low relief on both sides with a peach-shaped panel enclosing bats soaring around fruiting leafy sprays bearing clusters of ripe peaches, the panels surrounded by a leafy floral scroll ground and similarly decorated to the sides and neck, all below upright ruyi lappets and a lingzhimeander around the rim, the rectangular foot skirted with a classic scroll band, the six-character seal mark on the base effaced.

ProvenanceCollection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.

ExhibitionCh’ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1973, cat. no. 66 (one of a pair, not illustrated).

Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM