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

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

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Lot 3234. A blue and white bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 37 cm., 14 1/2 inEstimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (39,143 — 58,715 EUR). Lot sold 740,000 HKD (72,415 EUR). Photo Sotheby's

the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted neck, finely painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a composite floral scroll between a band of lappets and a frieze of pendent ruyi at the shoulder, the neck with plantain leaves above a key-fret border, further decorated with ruyi and a band of tumultuous waves around the mouthrim, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.

 Note: Compare another example, sold in these rooms 23rd May 1978, lot 144 and now in the Hong Kong Museum of Art, included in the Museum's exhibition The Wonder of the Potter's Palette, 1984, cat. no. 96. See also an example in the Weishaupt Collection, illustrated in Avitabile, From the Dragon's Treasure, 1987, no. 87. For a Qianlong example, see lot 3243 in the current sale.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 04 Apr 2012


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