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Lot 550: A Chinese blue and white porcelain garlic-necked

Two Day Sale of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables

by Canterbury Auction Galleries

October 24, 2012

Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Description: A Chinese blue and white porcelain garlic-necked 'lotus scroll' bottle vase, with bulbous rim, slender waisted neck set with ribbed band dividing a painted stiff leaf border, the pear-shaped body painted with classic lotus scrolls in the Ming style, and painted with scroll and petal shaped borders to footrim, 13.75ins (349mm) high (Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng/early Qianlong period) Provenance: Purchased by the vendors mother before the second World War from a house sale in Reigate, Surrey Note: Blue and white wares painted in the classic Ming style adopting the 'heaping and pilling' technique were popular during the late Yongzheng and early years of the Qianlong Emperors reign. This example is a rare shape which appears to be unrecorded.

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