17 octobre 2019

A Fine Wintergreen-Glazed Double Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

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Lot 3322. A Fine Wintergreen-Glazed Double Gourd Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 32.5cmEstimate HKD 3,000,000 - 3,500,000 (USD 382,359 - 446,086). Sold Price: HKD 4,720,000 (USD 601,578). © Poly Auction Hong Kong.

The vase is well potted with a compressed globular lower bulb rising from the countersunk base to a slightly smaller globular upper bulb, surmounted by a long narrow mouth. The vase is covered overall with a pale sea-green glaze. The base is inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.

Provenance1. A Japanese Private Collection
2. Christie's Hong Kong, 31 May 2010, lot. 2012
3. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. EK387.

Exhibited: Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018.

Literature: Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, no. 61.

NoteDouble-gourd vases are also known as dajiping 'vase of good fortune', as the double gourd, or bottle gourd, symbolises fertility and good fortune. It is very rare to find double-gourd vases with wintergreen glaze color like the present lot. A few examples could be found in museums and collection of important collectors. Two examples with cover could be found in Nanjing Museum, one of them illustrated in the Exhibition of Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong Reigns, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995, no. 69 (fig.2); and one illustrated in Chinese Porcelain: The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 160 (fig.3). See, also, one from the Jingguantang collection, included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition Splendour of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1995, cat. no. 212, and sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 28 October 2002, lot 723. And, One without cover is include in the Zande Lou collection, illustrated in Qing Imperial Monochromes: The Zande Lou Collection, Hong Kong, 2005, p. 118, no. 42 (fig.4).

Poly Auction Hong Kong. Immaculately Exquisite - Selected Chinese Ceramics from The Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019


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