769512

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Meiping, Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Delicately drawn with a wide band of foliate lotus and leafy vines between upright overlapping plantain leaves at the foot and pendant lotus panels on the shoulder, the neck with four stylized flowerheads, above a small border of stylized double peach and scrolls. Height 9 3/4 inches. Estimate $150,000 - $200,000.

For a similar example see Christie's, Hong Kong, Master Works of Chinese Art, November 5 & 6, 1997, lot 977

Provenance: Purchased in the 1950s, then passed by descent to the current owner.

The combined shape and decoration of this vase is very rare. The closest example is the meiping worked in red and white sold at Christie's, Hong Kong which is cited above. Other related examples are an oviform jar from the Jingguantang Collection sold at Christie's on November 3, 1996, lot 552 and the H.Q. Havemeyer Collection Qianlong marked covered ewer with similar lotus scrolls, now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York which is illustrated by Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, p. 259. Exceptional artistic and technical talent is evidenced in this piece as it emulates designs of early Ming blue and white wares. The use of the heaping and piling of the brilliant cobalt blue on the bright white ground is further testimony to the precision of the craftsmen who worked the imperial kilns during the Qianlong Period most likely under the watchful eye of Tang Yin. Tang Yin supervised the imperial kilns during the Yongzheng and Qianlong Periods during which time indisputably the finest wares were produced.

Property of a Private Collector

Chip to interior rim 3/4 inch in diameter, with a hairline crack extending vertically downward 5 inches. Scattered iron spots.

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Chinese Blue and White Vase. Ming Dynasty. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of shouldered form, painted with fish swimming among algae and grasses, below a foliate border on the short neck. Height 8 1/2 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000

Internal firing cracks on the base, top rim scattered frits, body has scratching and pin holes, scattered chips to underside of foot rim, the largest is approximately 1 inch.

758660

Chinese Blue and White Covered Vase. Jiajing Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of squared ovoid form, each side painted with figures in garden settings on a diaper ground between a lappet band at the foot and stylized character roundels on a diaper ground on the shoulder, domed lid with stylized character roundels below a scrolling foliate band and stylized bud-form knop. Height 18 inches. Estimate $6,000-8,000

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Chinese Blue and White Jar. Zhengde four-character Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of hexagonal section, painted in the round with striding dragons amid scrolling lotus between lappet, cloud collar and squared scroll borders. Height 6 inches. Estimate $4,000-6,000

Rim with two shallow glaze crack approximately 1/4 inch long, otherwise good condition.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Brushpot. Transitional Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of cylindrical form, painted with scholars and attendants in a landscape setting. Height 6 1/2 inches. Estimate $4,000-6,000

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase. Kangxi Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Painted with a central band of scrolling lotus between petal and inverted leaf tip borders above ruyi and floral bands at the foot, the neck with a border of medallions below scattered stylized clouds and ruyi and floral bands at the rim. Height 17 1/2 inches. Estimate $4,000-6,000

Star crack to base, scattered iron spots both internally and externally, light surface scratches.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Cup. Yongzheng Mark and possibly of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The interior base painted with a stylized dragon, the exterior painted with similar striding dragons amid scrolling foliage. Diameter 3 inches. Estimate $4,000-6,000

Glaze has a fine crackle interior and exterior, interior blue darker than exterior blue.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Beaker Vas. 18th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The bulbous midsection rising to a flared rim, painted with stylized Shou characters bordered by scenes of figures in landscapes. Height 16 1/2 inches. Estimate $4,000-6,000

Two small foot rim chips, scatter pin holes, small iron spot, otherwise good condition.


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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of hexagonal section, each side painted with a gathering of monkeys, goats, elephant, horses, deer, buffalo, foo lion and tigers, the neck molded with two deer head handles, the base with a Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue flanked by two dragons in underglaze red. Height 18 inches. Estimate $3,000-5,000

Base with firing crack and a hairline crack visible on interior base

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Dish. Possibly 18th century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Painted with a central lotus bouquet within a band of scrolling floral blossoms on leafy vines, repeated on the exterior, base with Qianlong seal mark. Diameter 6 inches. Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Jardiniere. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The deep form worked on the exterior with a continual design of scrolling lotus above a leaf tip border at the foot. Height 15 3/4 inches. Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Pair of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Covered Jars. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Each of ovoid form, the exterior painted with flower blossoms of scrolling leafy vines between lappet and ruyi collar borders, conforming domed lid. Height 16 1/2 inches. Estimate $2,000-3,000

Chip to interior rim on one lid, foot rim with multipule frits. Other vase has multipule small chips on the interior fitted rim, one foot rim chip. Both have small scattered iron spots.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase. 18th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of ovoid form, worked with shaped cartouches of figures in a landscape, on a blue 'cracked ice' ground with floating prunus blossoms. Height 15 inches. Estimate $2,000-3,000

Scattered pin holes, Iron spot, otherwise good condition.

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Chinese Blue and White Bowl. 18th/19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The deep form painted on the exterior with dragons chasing flaming pearls over crashing waves. Height 6 1/2 inches. Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Pedestal Dish. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The shallow dish with upturned sides set on a trumpet-form foot, the sides painted with stylized scrolling, the base worked with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl above breaking waves. Height 6 1/2 inches. Estimate $1,500-2,000

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Brushpot. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of cylindrical form, painted on the exterior with bats and clouds. Height 4 3/4 inches. Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Covered Vase. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of ovoid form, raised on a high foot, the sides set with stylized dragon-form loop handles, the body worked in raised archaic style bands of taotie masks and dragons, conforming domed lid. Height 10 1/2 inches. Estimate $1,500-2,000

758655

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Group of Three Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vases. 18th Century and later. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Comprising a meiping with figural design; shouldered vase with landscape design; and a cup-form vase painted with blossoming flowers. Height of tallest 9 1/2 inches. Estimate $1,500-2,000

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Jarlet. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of globular form, painted with scrolling lotus between lappet and floral bands. Height 3 1/4 inches. Estimate $1,000-2,000

Overall good condition.

636533

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Vase. 17th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of double gourd form, painted with panels of alternating blossoming flowers and auspicious symbols. Height 11 1/2 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500

Top rim restored with minor chips and overpainting, one side of outer rim has 1/2 restoration, hairline crack on the neck about a 1/2 inch, glaze gap on the body has a 1 cm diameter, light surface scratches.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Bowl. Kangxi Six-Character Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Painted on the exterior with cartouches of figures in various settings, interior and base painted with boys playing in a garden. Diameter 7 7/8 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500

Vertical hairline crack, extending down from rim three inches, visible on interior and exterior, nicely painted. Average surface scratching to interior base.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase. Kangxi Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of hexagonal form, each side painted with floral scenes between landscape and further floral panels on the neck and foot. Height 10 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500

Large area of rim restoration 3 inches x 2 inches, overpainting poorly done, 4 inch x 1/2 inch rim repair, with overpaintings, there are scattered rim frits, corners of foot rim have frits, light scratches.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Ginger Jar. Kangxi Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of ovoid form, designed with prunus blossoms on a 'cracked ice' ground. Height 8 1/2 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500

Estate of Finbar Kenny

Small firing fault to rim

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Two Similar Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vases. Kangxi Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Each of shouldered form, rising to a short straight neck, painted with a continuous design of scrolling lotus on leafy vines. Height 13 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500

First Vase: Two foot rim chips, the largest 1/2 inch. Second Vase: One foot rim chip. Both have light surface scatching.

758434

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Bowl. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The large deep form painted on the exterior with a continual landscape. Height 8 inches, diameter 18 3/4 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500

Chip to interior rim 3/4 inch in diameter, with a hairline crack extending vertically downward 5 inches. Scattered iron spots.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Rouleau Vase. Painted with erotic scenes. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Height 17 3/4 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500

Scattered iron spots, otherwise good condition.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Yen Yen Vase. Kangxi Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The body painted with figures in a rocky landscape, below the neck with figures in a garden setting. Height 18 1/4 inches. Estimate $1,200-1,800

Star crack on base, neck with U-shaped crack 6 inches diameter has been re-glued, hairline on the rim, hairline from the top rim vertically down 7 inches, rim frits that have been filled in, two foot rim chips 1/2 inch each, scattered pin holes.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase. Wanli Mark and of the Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The globular-form body set on a high splayed foot, painted with birds and dragons among leafy blossoming stems, all on a blue ground. Height 7 3/4 inches. Estimate $800-1,200

Base restored, 3 inch hairline crack from neck down to shoulder with glue spray, area of restoration from top rim is 2 x 3 inch area, entire rim with restoration possibly to cover chips, overall even light scratches, top of foot rim has glaze frits.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase. Transitional Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of cylindrical form, painted with a scholar reading at his desk while a demon appears in the mist in a garden of rockwork and plantain trees, rim and foot with incised scrolling band. Height 9 inches. Estimate $800-1,200

Area of scattered pinholes

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Dish. Daoguang Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Worked with a multitude of scholars in a garden setting, the reverse with four bats, the base with endless knot design. Diameter 9 1/2 inches. Estimate $800-1,200

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase. 18th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

Of pear shape, raised on a high foot, worked with cartouches of auspicious symbols between foliate bands. Height 6 inches. 
Estimate $800-1,200

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Bowl. Early 19th century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The exterior painted with medallions of landscape scenes on a pierced diaper ground between stylized flowerhead and ruyi collar borders. Diameter 4 1/4 inches. Estimate $600-800

One rim frit, interior with single burst bubble on base, scattered iron spots, exterior with one pinhole, interior with one very small area of glaze loss by lattice, see photograph.

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Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Jar. Kangxi Period. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York.

The tapering sides painted with panels of figures in the interior and garden settings, below a border of auspicious symbols and stylized clouds on the neck, wood lid. Height 6 1/2 inches. Estimate $400-600

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