Large, Rare & Important Chinese Pear Shaped Porcelain Vase 11-1/2" (29 Cm) Tall For Sale
Our beautiful and extraordinary Chinese vase is of a
highly sought scarce traditional form. It is (as not unusual) unsigned but from
the Qing Dynasty. The form has a formal name in Chinese which is the yuhuchun
ping form. A somewhat similarly shaped one in blue and white porcelain was offered in an
listing for $150,000 for which an offer was accepted on March 28, 2013.
In the information given in that listing, they cited Bloomberg as having
reported that similar vase sold for $25 million dollars. We, as
inexpert collectors of Chinese artifacts for many decades, never researched
our vase nor are we representing ourselves as experts, but when we purchased this
vase we thought it was something special and it was purchased at an estate
sale where no information was offered.
Please thoroughly examine our photographs and use your
own expertise and judgment in assessing it both for beauty and rarity as well
as value consideration. Look at the photograph inside the vase for the unusual
porcelain performance on its interior bottom. The birds, flowers, mountains and
other decorations are lovely. The uppermost outer rim’s decor is unusual as
is the shoulder band and decoration thereof. The deer heads with antlers
as handles are remarkable in their simplicity and their tenor resounds in the
lovely splayed foot. The condition overall is remarkably good. Please respect
your own insight by close inspection of the vase. There are reflections on the vase, as is usual in photography of surfaces such as this. Please do not
misunderstand and think they are abrasions of any kind.
In an article in the Wall Street Journal on April 10, 2013,
a pear-shaped vase was shown in regard to Christie’s opening a
standalone sale house in China and referencing the vase as representing a
Chinese cultural relic from prior to 1911 (the end of the Qing Dynasty) as
typical of those Christie’s will not be allowed to sell through their sale
house. They are classical items that have traditionally been the most valuable
collectibles among Chinese buyers.
We anticipate finding an important museum placement for
fine collectors holdings for this wonderful piece we are parting with for our
Size is approximately 11-1/2”
tall by 9” in diameter (29.2 cm by 22.9 cm). The
top is 4-5/8”
As many of you know, we are
selling our collections in preparation for our retirement where we will have
much smaller quarters than we have filled over the years. We thank you for your
patronage and kind words though we are somewhat embarrassed to bare our endless
possessions in front of the world. Please
click here to view the collections we are selling.
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Large, Rare & Important Chinese Pear Shaped Porcelain Vase 11-1/2" (29 Cm) Tall: $7,200