Lot 149: BLUE AND WHITE 'THE STORY OF THE WESTERN WING' CONG VASE YONGZHENG MARK BUT LATER 27cm high
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
BLUE AND WHITE 'THE STORY OF THE WESTERN WING' CONG VASE
YONGZHENG MARK BUT LATER
comprised of a rectangular body above a cylindrical foot and below a tapered cylindrical mouth, the four sides elaborately painted with scenes from the novel featuring the young scholar Zhang Sheng, his wife Cui Yingying and her maid Hong Nian, the mouth encircled by a band of densely painted peonies and grapes above four auspicious bats on the shoulder, four further bats decorating the underside of the rectangular body, the base with a six-character seal mark
- The vase has been examined under UV light and does not show signs of restoration
- There is some mud deposit to the interior which is consistent with its use as a vase
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Private Glasgow collection, bought from Phillip's Edinburgh in the 1980s.