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A pair of ‘Da Ji' double gourd wall vases, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

In Appreciation of China:Monochromes

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Each moulded in the form of a flattened double-gourd, supported on an ornate simulated wood stand, tied at the narrow waist with drapery enamelled in green, the upper body gilded with the character “Da”, (great) within a medallion surrounded by five gilt bats (‘wu fu: the five elements of fortune) against an iron-red brocade pattern ground, the lower body similarly decorated with the character “Ji” (happiness) above a ruyi border, all below a moulded gilt bat at the mouth rim. For similar Qianlong Enamelled and Gilt DaJi wall plaques, see ‘Gong Ting Zhen Cang:Chinese Qing Dynasty imperial porcelain’ page 218, jointly published by Nanjing Museum and Shanghai culture publishing, and Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2016, lot 0051, Collection of Mr.Zhang Zong Xian, Kuangshi.PROVENANCE: The property of a French noble family; the collection was accumulated by the present owner's great grandfather, from the late 19th century to early 20th century
Each moulded in the form of a flattened double-gourd, supported on an ornate simulated wood stand, tied at the narrow waist with drapery enamelled in green, the upper body gilded with the character “Da”, (great) within a medallion surrounded by five gilt bats (‘wu fu: the five elements of fortune) against an iron-red brocade pattern ground, the lower body similarly decorated with the character “Ji” (happiness) above a ruyi border, all below a moulded gilt bat at the mouth rim. For similar Qianlong Enamelled and Gilt DaJi wall plaques, see ‘Gong Ting Zhen Cang:Chinese Qing Dynasty imperial porcelain’ page 218, jointly published by Nanjing Museum and Shanghai culture publishing, and Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2016, lot 0051, Collection of Mr.Zhang Zong Xian, Kuangshi.PROVENANCE: The property of a French noble family; the collection was accumulated by the present owner's great grandfather, from the late 19th century to early 20th century

Appreciation of China:Monochromes

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