It stands 111/2 inches tall and is attributed to the Qianlong
They date from the Song to the Qing dynasty, with the majority from the Qianlong
period (1736-95) such as the imperial-dated rhyton ('gong' vessel), the interior carved with a poem composed by the Qianlong
emperor, with a mark corresponding to 1792 and of the period (Fig.
The original Complete Library of Four Treasures was compiled on the orders of Emperor Qianlong
, sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, who ruled China from 1735-95.
Later Chen learns that the Emperor Qianlong
([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1711-1799) is not a Manchu, but a Han Chinese; even more shockingly, Qianlong
is actually his older brother, who was switched at birth with Emperor Yongzheng's ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1678-1735) daughter.
Project Content: 1, developing the building HuiLongTing which service for the Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianlong
%s southern tour Longting, Qianlong
authentic "Royal Poem Monument," Qianlong
imperial seal "lotus platform" (Lotus wells within a 300 years, has not been exhausted) 2, construction, pollution-free vegetables and harvesting seasons garden 50 acres, 15 greenhouses, equipped with dining, entertainment, accommodation and other facilities;3, construction, pollution-free fruit picking seasons park 100 acres, Cattle 6, equipped with dining, entertainment, accommodation and other facilities;
Marked with a four-character Qianlong
Mark on the base, the nearly 32 cm pair of vases commands a $20,000 high estimate.
The 51cm "Ming-style dragon charger" would have belonged to the Qianlong
Emperor, who ruled over China from 1735 to 1796.
The 18th-century decorative vase, which is made of gilt copper, was commissioned by the Chinese emperor Qianlong
and looted from the Summer Palace in Peking during the Second Opium War in 1860.
Renowned for her physical beauty and an enticing perfume redolent of honeydew, Khoja Iparhan was kidnapped and bestowed to Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianlong
Subsequent emperors copied the technique for their own collections, including Qianlong
, who wrote a poem praising the original Chenghua cup.
Another bright spot was Chinese imperial ceramics, with a blue-and-white palace bowl from the Chenghua period fetching $18 million and a celadon-glazed "Longevity" Ruyi-handled Qianlong
vase selling for $11.
A set of three Qianlong
princely soapstone seals with fitted zitan box are displayed during a preview by auction house Sotheby's in Hong Kong on August 28.