Lot 1907. A famille-rose turquoise matrix-ground oval-shaped wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 34 cm., 13 1/2 in. Estimate 400,000-600,000 HKD (38,562 — 57,843 EUR). Lot Sold: 500,000 HKD (48,203 EUR). Photo:Sothebys.
the flat-back vessel of horizontal oval shape with a globular body supported on a slightly flared foot, set with a waisted neck below three circular openings on the top, the body deftly painted in famille-rose with a pair of light-vented bulbuls (baitouweng), resting amongst flowering and leafy branches of chrysanthemum springing from rockwork, accompanied by a flying butterfly, all reserved on a turquoise ground suffused with a dense network of painted veins, the rims decorated in gilt, the countersunk base inscribed in iron-red with a horizontal six-character reign mark within a rectangle against a turquoise ground, stand.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong. 05 Oct 2011