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Auction: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 1 December 2009
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AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE PEAR-S...

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Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - HK$12,000,000
ca. US$1,031,880 - US$1,547,820
Price realised:  HK$11,860,000
ca. US$1,529,762
Lot number 1872, Views: 191

AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE PEAR-SHAPED BOTTLE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE PEAR-SHAPED BOTTLE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425) The rounded body finely painted with bold strokes to depict a continuous scroll of four large lotus blooms borne on an undulating vine growing leaves to the sides, above cresting waves around the base, below borders enclosing detached sprigs of peony, rose, lotus and camellia, overlapping stiff plantain leaves and leafy meander on the waisted neck below the everted rim, each band bordered by thin double lines, the cobalt of deep purplish-blue tone with saturated 'heaped and piled' spots of intense colour 11 in. (28 cm.) high, boxes

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 1 Dec 2009
Address: Christie's
1 December 2009, Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre