• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 221

    A CELADON-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

    QIANLONG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)

    Price Realised  

    A CELADON-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
    QIANLONG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    Elegantly potted with the large spherical lower body separated from the smaller pear-shaped upper body by a narrow waist, covered overall in a deep sea-green glaze
    12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high.


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    A similar example from the Nanjing Museum was included in The Exhibition of Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong Reigns, 1995, and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 69; and another is illustrated in Chinese Porcelain: The S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 106. A slightly smaller example (19.8 cm. high) is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Meiyintang Collection, Vol. 2, London, 1994, pl. 864.

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