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Lot 162: SHOULDER VASE WITH COVER
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Porcelain, enamel. China, approximatley 2nd half 19th century, presumably from the Tongzhi period (1862-1873) until Guangxu
A rare and elaborate baluster vase, the exterior with rich decoration and patterns. Raised on a flat flared foot, gilded mouth rim, angular shoulders, finely composed decoration of repetitive patterns offering tendrils, lotus and stylized clouds and on the foot section depictions of cranes, lotus petals and foliage and ruyi. The main reserve depicts nine enamel painted fenghuang (phoenix), some of them with red lingzhi in their beaks. One iron-red phoenix is flying below a red sun. The chamfered shoulder with lotus and stylized inscription shou and bats, the neck depicting lotus and lanterns terminating in a border of ruyi patterns. On the interior is monochrome turquoise glazing, six-character-mark to base Da Qing Qianlong nian zhi. Very good condition.
HEIGHT 39 CM
From a private Austrian collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New-Delhi - Vienna
琺瑯彩存罐帶蓋. 中國, 約 19 世紀下半葉. 高 39 厘米.
A noteworthy share of the antiques offered here – around 130 lots – originate from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale.
來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏
這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分（約130件）來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買，曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力，知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動，結果之一為在其城市，新德里，收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重，無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望，結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。