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Auction: Eight Treasures from a European Collection
was auctioned on: 8 April 2009
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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE HU VASE WITH HANDLES SEAL MARK AND PERIOD...

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Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - HK$4,000,000
ca. US$258,056 - US$516,112
Price realised:  HK$4,820,000
ca. US$621,914
Lot number 1604, Views: 24

A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE HU VASE WITH HANDLES SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG modeled after a Han Dynasty archaic bronze vessel, the robust middle section meticulously painted in bright shades of cobalt blue with eight varieties of large peony blooms, each borned on a continuous scrolling tendril vine with attendant blooms, set between a ruyi head band draping the shoulders and a turbulent wave band around the base, the broad shoulders luted to the body with a subtle indentation sweeping up to a flaring neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, the wave band decoration further repeated around the shoudlers, mouth and handles, with two registers of lotus flowers filling out the decoration around the neck, each containing scrolling foliate vines punctuated by large blooms, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue 52 CM., 20 1/2 IN.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Eight Treasures from a European Collection
Date of the auction: 8 Apr 2009
Address: Sotheby's
Hong Kong