22 mars 2019

A Fine and Very Rare Celadon Double Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

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Lot 3514. A Fine and Very Rare Celadon Double Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 31.3cm. Estimate HKD 20,000,000 - 26,000,000 (USD 2,548,500 - 3,313,050). Lot sold HKD 34,220,000 (USD 4,358,601). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited

The vase is potted in bulbous form rising from an unglazed footring to a flared mouth. The exterior is moulded with lush fruiting double-gourd vines amid five-pointed leaves and curling tendrils, then being evenly applied pale celadon glaze on the raised surfaces to enhance the decoration. The countersunk base was sealed with a six-character mark.

Provenance: 1. Christie's Hong Kong, 20 March 1990, lot 617B
2. Christie's Hong Kong, 22-23 March 1993, lot 780
3. Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 10 April 2006, lot.1522
4.The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. SO406.

Literature: Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, pp164-165, no.60.

ExhibitedPure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, no.60.

Poly Auction. Immaculately Exquisite – The Ten-Views of Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection of Imperial Gilt-Lacquer Guandi and Chinese Ceramics, 2 April 2019, 2:30PM, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong


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