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A rare and impressive Chinese blue and white porcelain hexagonal vase
Qianlong six-character mark and of the period

Of baluster form, hexagonal section, with spreading shoulder, waisted neck, flared lip and spreading foot; the neck and body decorated with elaborate lotus and chrysanthemum composite scrolls, the neck, shoulder and lip with leiwen-scroll and stylized lappet borders, an additional band of classic scroll at the shoulder, a band of crashing waves at the foot; the underside with six-character seal mark.

H: 26 3/4 in., 67.9cm

Provenance: In the collection of the present owner prior to April of 1985

Examples of vases of the present scale and decoration are rare. For comparable vases see the examples sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, October 23, 2005, lot 357 (where it was noted a similar example was sold in those rooms, November 5, 1996, lot 820); and the example sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, April 4, 2012, lot 3239 (where it was noted at the time that only three examples were known)

Sold for $143,750
Estimated at $30,000 - $40,000


 

Of baluster form, hexagonal section, with spreading shoulder, waisted neck, flared lip and spreading foot; the neck and body decorated with elaborate lotus and chrysanthemum composite scrolls, the neck, shoulder and lip with leiwen-scroll and stylized lappet borders, an additional band of classic scroll at the shoulder, a band of crashing waves at the foot; the underside with six-character seal mark.

H: 26 3/4 in., 67.9cm

Provenance: In the collection of the present owner prior to April of 1985

Examples of vases of the present scale and decoration are rare. For comparable vases see the examples sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, October 23, 2005, lot 357 (where it was noted a similar example was sold in those rooms, November 5, 1996, lot 820); and the example sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, April 4, 2012, lot 3239 (where it was noted at the time that only three examples were known)

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