Lot 1375. A blue and white Ming-style pear-shaped garlic-mouth vase, Jiaqing seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 86,500 at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010, lot 1375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010
Finely painted in early fifteenth century style with blossoming branches alternating with blossoming and fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate and gourd, between a band of upright petals below and ruyi and key-fret bands around the shoulder, the base of the neck with a band of scroll-filled petal lappets and the bulbous mouth encircled by a band of chrysanthemum scroll, the spreading foot ringed by spume-flecked waves, box.
Provenance: Christie's, New York, 19 September 2006, lot 308.
Note: An identical Jiaqing-marked vase is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 36 - Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red III, Hong Kong, 2000, p. 159, no. 145.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. 26 March 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza