Lot 485. A turquoise-ground famille-rose bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014.
the globular body enameled with four large Indian lotus blooms, alternating between two enclosing stylized shou characters in the center flanked by blue dragons, and two blooms enclosing a bud flanked by pink enameled phoenix, all against a network of floral scrolls between a band of archaistic scroll at the neck and upright lappets around the base, the neck similarly decorated with two lotus blooms between a band of ruyi around the rim and above upright petals, flanked by two bat handles enameled in blue, all reserved on a turquoise ground with the details outlined in gilt, the base ground presumably to remove the seal mark.
Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK