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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 10 May 2011
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A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASES, HU

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Estimate: £500,000 - £800,000
ca. US$817,196 - US$1,307,513
Price realised:  £499,250
ca. US$815,970
Lot number 269, Views: 310

A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASES, HU
QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASES, HU QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95) Each robustly potted vessel finely painted around the bulbous lower section with large peony blooms borne on leafy meandering scrolls with smaller blooms and set between a band of pendant ruyi heads at the shoulder and turbulent waves at the base, the broad shoulders luted to the body with a subtle indentation sweeping up to the flaring neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, the wave band further repeated around the shoulders, 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 20½ in. (51 cm.) high (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 10 May 2011
Address: Christie's
10 May 2011, London, King Street