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An unusual underglaze-blue and iron-red jar, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

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Lot 1925. An unusual underglaze-blue and iron-red jar, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 19.5 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (96,406 — 192,812 EUR). Lot sold 2,780,000 HKD (268,008 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's.

the ovoid body scattered with numerous iron-red bats with green eyes in flight between a border of waves crashing onto rocks around the footrim and a pendant trefoil collar on the shoulder, all below a columnar neck painted with three stylised floral sprays, the base inscribed with an underglaze-blue six-character reign mark. 

Provenance: A Private Collection, Southern Germany (by repute).

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong. 05 Oct 2011


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