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Lot 949. A large blue and white ovoid jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  

The jar is decorated in rich tones of underglaze blue with a dense allover design of lotus scroll below a double band of overlapping petal tips on the short neck, box.

NoteThe decoration on the present jar appears to be an adaptation of a Ming-dynasty pattern. See Sir Harry Garner, Oriental Blue and White, London, 1977, col. pl. 2, for a Xuande jar with a similarly painted lotus scroll. Similar Qianlong-marked jars include two sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 October 1995, lots 656 and 656A, and another sold at Christie's, Hong Kong, 29 May 2007, lot 1461. See, also, the jar from the T.Y. Chao Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18 November 1986, lot 75. 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza