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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 8 October 2013
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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE VASE, HU SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF...

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Estimate: HK$10,000,000 - HK$12,000,000
ca. US$1,289,680 - US$1,547,616
Price realised:  HK$10,840,000
ca. US$1,398,013
Lot number 3037, Views: 33

A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE VASE, HU SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG the robust ovoid body supported on a splayed foot, sweeping up to a waisted neck and everted rim, set with two taotie-mask handles suspending mock rings, brightly painted in deep shades of cobalt accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with a wide band of scrolling lotus, the large blooms borne in an alternating double register with the upper row each supporting one of the beribboned bajixiang, the neck encircled by a band of quatrefoil crenulated motifs divided by flower sprigs and further wrapped with a lotus scroll, the base skirted with petal panels, all between a band of tumultuous waves encircling the rim and foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark 49 cm., 19 1/4 in.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 8 Oct 2013
Address: Sotheby's
Hong Kong