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Lot 204: PAIR OF GILT BATS MOTIF ON ROYAL BLUE VASES
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
The clay fine and exquisite, the glaze smooth with a moist appearance, the finishing meticulous. The Chinese porcelain celestial vase is finely potted in globular shape body, slightly flared rim from gently waisted neck, raised on slightly splayed countersunk foot base. Wealthy decorated with gilt overglaze hand painting of flying Fu bats amidst stylized ruyi clouds. Banded on the shoulder with Shou character interspersed by rococo leafy uptala, the night lotus blooms. Further, bordered on the rim and foot base with repeated ruyi pattern. All reserved against contrast deep-royal-blue ground under glazed, giving the colors a full and radiant appearance. The design is simple, yet elegant and sophisticated. Both celestial vase presented upon carved hardwood stands. The receded underside remain white underglaze.
Mark on base, a seal mark, of six blue script -KaiShu- characters, GuangXu Reign Period of Great Qing.
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Provenance: PROVENANCE: From the collection of a well known philanthropists in the Charlotte North Carolina area. They continue to live their philanthropic lifestyles giving and sharing the items they cherish with others so that they may also enjoy such exquisite treasures.
Dimensions: Dimension: 15-1/2" H x 9" Diam. ; (only Stand): 2" H
Date: Qing Dynasty