JEWELLERY, FINE & APPLIED ART AUCTION Tuesday, 19 July 2022 - 10:00 AM start

A Chinese Qing dynasty temple jar

Realised: $7,000 plus premium

Lot Details

possibly Kangxi period, 18thC., of baluster shape with high rounded shoulders tapering to a waisted spreading foot. Decorated in iron red with lotus scrolls . The base marked with an artemisia leaf within a double circle. With associated pierced wood cover and stand. H.325mm excl stand and cover. Note: For a brief time in the Kangxi period the use of reign marks on porcelain was forbidden, hence the occurrence of marks simply comprising of empty underglaze blue double circles, or the use of auspicious symbols in underglaze blue such as an artemisia leaf, a lingzhi mushroom or the head of a ruyi. Provenance: Izak van Engers (1848-1914) a Dutch East Indies Tagrijn (metal trader); to his daughter Bertha (b.1896 Surabaya (now Djakarta), d.1970), to her niece, to her son, our vendor