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A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN ‘PEACH’ MOONFLASK
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A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN ‘PEACH’ MOONFLASK

Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736 – 1795)

of flattened circular form moulded in low relief on both sides with a wide peach-shaped panel decorated with bats flying around leafy peach sprays bearing ripe fruit, surrounded by formal floral scroll repeated in a collar around the cylindrical neck below a border of upright ruyi-head motifs and a narrow band of lingzhi meander under the flared mouth, the narrow sides also painted with lingzhi meander and joined to the neck by rounded strap handles with moulded ruyi-head terminals, resting on a low oblong foot decorated with classic scroll, the recessed base inscribed with the six character seal mark of Qianlong.

Height 9 12 inches (24.2 cm)

Provenance      Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine Chinese Works of Art, 23-24 May 1974, lot 424

Compare the very similar Qianlong marked blue and white moonflask in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Gugong bowuyuan cang gutao ziliao xuancui (Selection of Study Materials of Ancient Ceramics in the Palace Museum Collection), Vol. II, Beijing, 2005, p. 210, no. 186.

Another similar Qianlong marked blue and white moonflask in the Nanjing Museum is illustrated by Xu (ed.), Gongting zhencang: Zhongguo Qing dai guanyao ciqi (Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty), Shanghai, 2003, p. 220

Compare also the Qianlong marked blue and white moonflask in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, illustrated by Mino and Robinson, Beauty and Tranquility: The Eli Lilly Collection of Chinese Art, Indianapolis, 1983, pp. 284-285, pl. 116.

乾隆 「大清乾隆年製」款 青花開光福壽紋如意耳扁壺 高 24.2 厘米

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1.
A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN ‘PEACH’ MOONFLASK

Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736 – 1795)

Height 9 12 inches (24.2 cm)

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