Lot 2075. A massive famille-verte baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850);82.3 cm., 32 3/8 in. Estimate 450,000 — 650,000 HKD (43,383 — 62,664 EUR). Lot Sold 560,000 HKD (53,987 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
of particularly large cylindrical form, rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, vividly painted in bright famille-verte enamels with a continuous lakeside landscape scene depicting scholars, court ladies, attendants and boys engaged in various leisurely pursuits, amidst dwellings scattered amid lush vegetation including tall pine trees, paulownia, bamboo and willow and dramatic mountain peaks rising in the distance under the shining sun, all beside a calm rippling lake on which fisherman prepare their sails and cast their fishing nets, the base left unglazed.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th April 1991, lot 117.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 9th October 2007, lot 1608.