A Chinese Qing Dynasty Hu-form Vase

Late 18th/19th century. 

a famille rose porcelain pear-shape vase, the rim with a ruyi border, above two antelope head handles, rising on a high footring. Decorated with multiple figural and narrative scenes including a birthday reception in the paradise of the immortals, Shou Lao, the God of Longevity with a peach as he is being rowed in a boat, a scholar sitting in nature, and maidens with fans.

Height 17 1/4 x diameter 15 inches. 


Provenance:Estate C.Th. Deichmann (1866-1931), Cologne. Lempertz Auction 336, April 30, 1932, Lot No. 266. Private collection London. Kunsthaus am Museum, Carola van Ham. Auction 1, October 16, 1959, Lot No. 565. Lempertz Auction 462, November 11, 1960, Lot No. 1073. Swedish private collection, from 1963-2016. Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers, Asian Art, December 8, 2016, Lot No. 2015.


Small firing crack to base. Firing cracks to handles.  Paint loss and spots of pitting to the surface. Very thin lines on each of the deer antlers that fluoresce under blacklight, but nothing visible with naked eye.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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