A Fine Blue and White Porcelain Hu Vase
qianlong period (1736-1795)
the archaistic hu -form body painted with two bands of lotus scrolls between a circle of plantain leaves and a band of crashing waves, separated by three sets of raised double ring borders, rising to a short waisted neck surmounted by an everted mouth rim decorated with further wave motif, the shoulders applied with a pair of beast mask ring handles, the spreading foot painted with overlapping lappet leaves, bearing a Qianlong six-character mark in underglaze blue to the underside.
Height 9 3/4 inches.
Estimate $ 80,000-120,000
Property from a Prominent Midwest Collection
Asian Art Auction, Waddington's, Toronto, Canada, June 6, 2014, lot 187
Property from the collection of Cheng Zhaogong (1903-1996), Taipei
For a similar example dated Qianlong see Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie's Hong Kong, November 30, 2016, sale 12563, lot 3329
Another similar example dated Qianlong see Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie's London, November 8, 2011, sale 7997, lot 390
Overall in good condition with no visible chips, hairlines or restoration. Light surface scratches and several small pits to the glaze around the neck. Two small yellow stains to the middle of the body. The interior with wears, water stains and dirt residues consistent with age and use. Moderate shelf wear to the foot ring.