Lot 62: MAGPIE DOUCAI MOONFLASK, BAOYUEPING, QIANLONG MARK
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
The clay fine and exquisite, the glaze smooth with a moist appearance, the finishing meticulous. Thick potted vase of tapered globular body, with narrow straight neck below the bulbous rim, supported on a concave splayed foot oval base. Two scrolling ribbon handles flanked from shoulder to the neck. Banded with repeated geometrical patterns under the rim, and collar. Main body decorated with hand painting in cobalt blue underglaze drawing lines filled with pale color depicted magpie perching within flowering tree. The immaculate porcelain body covered with a characteristic silky glaze.
Mark on base, a seal mark, of six blue seal script -ZhuanShu- characters, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing (1644-1911)
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Provenance: PROVENANCE: From the heirs of Sir john Dorrington and the Vosper estates from Stroud Gloucestershire these items were purchased by a prominent antiques collector in 2008. Seeking historical and collectible items he attended numerous auctions and estate sales in the area as well as from nearby countries. Sometimes finding a rarity sometimes just the camaraderie of fellow collectors.
Dimensions: Dimension: 14-7/8"H x 10-1/4" Diam
Date: Qing Dynasty