Under-glazed blue and white vase, porcelain, in hexagonal shape, with bulbous stomach, tapered long neck and flaring mouth, decorated with fruit boughs of pomegranates, peaches, persimmons, alternating with floral branches of peonies, chrysanthemums and lotuses, divided by arabesques and lotus sprays, having Greek key scroll on mouth and foot rims. Buddihist Seven-Ruyi pattern, key fret and baroque cartouches around shoulder, with under-glazed six-character Qianlong reign mark on base, provenance information on bronze plaque, 26" h.
Reference: Exhibition of identical vase in Musée Guimet, the Musée national des arts siatiques, Paris, France.
Exhibition of identical pair of vases in west wing of Chu Xiu Gong, Forbidden City, the Palace Museum of Beijing.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong. 05 October 2011. Lot 1920.
Provenance: The Coleman Collection of Asian Art, Columbus, Ohio. Purchased from an important estate, Denbighshire, Wales, England. November, 1956.
Well-preserved sketch shows condition of the vase in the mid 20th century.
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