Lot 85
A Blue and White ‘Bajixiang’ Vase, Qianlong Mark, Late Qing/Republic Period or Earlier

Well and heavily potted, the globular body rising steeply to broad shoulders, and tapering gradually to a wide neck and a gently everted rim, the body intricately enameled throughout in vibrant tones of cobalt blue, with banded registers of contrasting motifs, including the Eight Buddhist Emblems amongst densely scrolling lotus flowers over the belly, a fine band of bats amongst clouds, with a register of rolling waves above, and repeating geometric bands encircling the neck

height 19.4"
height 49.2 cm


Est. $6000/8000
Realised: $8400
Auction Date: 12/04/2017


Provenance: From an Estate in Johannesburg, South Africa
Private Collection, Toronto

Note: A similar example was sold at Bonhams San Francisco, October 18, 2016, lot 9146. Another comparable example without the mark was sold in the same room, March 10, 2015, lot 8153. For a Qianlong period example, please see Jinghua Auction, Shanghai, December 14, 2016, lot 1687.

A Doucai example was sold at Christie’s London, May 13, 2016, lot 705.


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