Asian Art

December 01 - 06, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 228
A Famille Rose ‘Balsam Pear’ Rouleau Vase, 19th Century
  • A Famille Rose ‘Balsam Pear’ Rouleau Vase, 19th Century
  • A Famille Rose ‘Balsam Pear’ Rouleau Vase, 19th Century

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A Famille Rose ‘Balsam Pear’ Rouleau Vase, 19th Century

十九世紀 粉彩過枝癞瓜紋棒槌瓶

The cylindrical body rising to a ribbed neck, both body and neck depicting flowering and fruiting balsam pears
height 18 in — 45.7 cm

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $3,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

癩瓜又稱癩葡萄、錦荔枝,與苦瓜同科而不同種,瓜面顆粒狀凸起,成熟時顏色鮮艷,自然開裂,露出鮮紅色的瓜瓤,其籽豐而飽滿,有多子多福的美好寓意,常被作為吉祥紋飾使用,寄托子孫豐厚的美好願望。粉彩過枝癩瓜紋圖樣器物創燒於清乾隆時期,其後嘉慶、道光、光緒等朝沿襲燒造,成為清代官窯經典制式。

Provenance:

Ben and Madeleine Webster Collection, Toronto.