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Lot 132. famille-rose 'landscape' lantern vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 14⅛ in., 36 cmEstimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 239,400 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and stepped incurved rim, finely painted in bright enamels with a continuous vista of lofty peaks towering above terraced fields, elegant pavilions, and a broad river, the landscape detailed with blue boulders and trees bearing foliage in a spectrum of colors, the scene enlivened with residents variously enjoying the comforts of home, toiling in the fields, or plying the water by boat.

Provenance: Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., New York, 1990s

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021