CULTURE 18th-century imperial enamelled vase to be auctioned in Hong Kong

CULTURE

18th-century imperial enamelled vase to be auctioned in Hong Kong

China Daily

23:05, September 27, 2019

An enamel-coated glass vase made for Emperor Qianlong at the imperial workshops of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is to be auctioned on Oct 8 by Sotheby's Hong Kong. The vividly-colored, richly-ornamented vase, standing about 18 centimeters tall, was modeled in the shape of a yellow pouch tied with a pink ribbon. And it depicts on both sides a flamboyant phoenix flying among colorful clouds and heading downward toward the blossoming flowers.

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Classic Chinese works of art such as ceramics, ink paintings and other objects formerly in the imperial collection are highly sought after by collectors.

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Other pieces to be auctioned include qinghua cobalt-blue ceramics of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including a dragon stem cup dated to the reign of Emperor Xuande and a daylily-patterned bowl dated to the reign of Emperor Chenghua, two prime times for qinghua production.

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An monochromatic ink painting depicting fruits and brackens by prominent monk painter Bada Shanren, born as Zhu Da, will also go under the hammer.

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