A Magnificent Qianlong Revolving Vase. Hong Kong. Wednesday 1 June 2011. Christie’s Auction Sale Catalogue. 2860

$70.00

Paperback auction catalogue.
Text in English and Chinese. Light superficial marks on covers. Illustrations in color. Spine head and foot slightly bumped. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound.
Catalogue of a one lot auction sale held in Hong Kong on the 1st of June 2011, a magnificent Qianlong revolving vase.
This vase is a remarkable example of the technical ingenuity and skill of the craftsmen at the Imperial kilns in the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. Preserved in perfect condition, the rotating he has reticulated outer walls and painted interiors, with a complex form and structure that exemplifies the technical brilliance of the craftsmen at the Imperial kilns of the period. The vase, intricately decorated inside with symbols of happiness, longevity, prosperity and joy, is a tour de force of artistic and technical achievement, skilfully combining archaism, novelty and exquisite taste. As few reticulated revolving vases were successfully produced in China at the time.
Size: 8.3×10.5×0.2 inches.
60 pages.

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