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A MAGNIFICENT EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE COPPER-RED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
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A MAGNIFICENT EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE COPPER-RED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING\nHONGWU PERIOD (1368-1398)\n\nThe elegantly potted pear-shaped body confidently painted in tones ranging from a rich crushed raspberry to slightly darker mushroom-pink with a peony meander growing four blooms, two full faced alternating with two in profile, borne on undulating leafy stems framing each full bloom and terminating with smaller buds, all beneath pendent trefoils, the waisted neck decorated with a classic scroll border between another of overlapping waves and stiff plantain below the rim, each divided by double-line bands, the base with a further border of lotus petal lappets containing ruyi-head pendants, the foot and inner rim encircled by classic scroll bands\n12 3/4 in. (32.5 cm.) high, box
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title

A MAGNIFICENT EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE COPPER-RED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

prelot

THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

department

CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART

dimensions

12 3/4 in. (32.5 cm.) high, box

literature

Anthony du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, frontispiece

Christie's Review of the Season, 1984, p. 419

Sotheby's Art at Auction, 1987-1988, p. 261

Sotheby's Hong Kong, Twenty Years, Hong Kong, 1993, p. 61, no. 32

Sotheby's Hong Kong, Thirty Years, Hong Kong, 2003, p. 197, no. 200

provenance

From a Scottish Collector, sold in our London Rooms, 10 April 1984, lot 208, fetching a record price at the time for a Far Eastern work of art sold at Christie's

From an Important Private Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 17 May 1988, lot 12

From a private collection sold in these Rooms, 5 November 1997, lot 901


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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