A Fine and Very Rare Celadon Double Gourd Vase Qianlong Period, 1736-1795
HKD 20,000,000 - 26,000,000
USD 2,564,103 - 3,333,334
PROVENANCE 1. Christie's Hong Kong, 20 March 1990, lot 617B 2. Christie's Hong Kong, 22-23 March 1993, lot 780 3. Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 10 April 2006, lot.1522 4.The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. SO406
LITERATURE Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, pp164-165, no.60
EXHIBITED Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, no.60
The vase is potted in bulbous form rising from an unglazed footring to a flared mouth. The exterior is moulded with lush fruiting double-gourd vines amid five-pointed leaves and curling tendrils, then being evenly applied pale celadon glaze on the raised surfaces to enhance the decoration. The countersunk base was sealed with a six-character mark.