Lot 606

An important Chinese blue and white decorated vase with deer and poem, probably 18th century

Works of Art, Asiatica, Antiquities | A90kua | Live auction | 876 Lots

Hammer price € 10,000

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Description

Finely crafted vase with blue and white underglazed decoration. On the front, masterly painted, a pine tree, a crane and a deer. On the back a letter written in six columns with Chinese characters and three marks. Intact. No cracks, no chips. Height 42 cm.
In Chinese culture pine trees symbolize endurance, grace, and long life. The deer also stands for longevity. The Chinese word for deer is "lu" which also means income. The crane is the second most favored bird symbol after the phoenix, embodying peace and also longevity. Consequently, the combined meanings represent a prosperous long life.

Provenance: German private collection (Munich). Previously in an aristocratic collection, acquired by Paul v. H. between 1914-17, when he was on duty in the German embassy in Beijing.

Condition: II + Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 879. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).