• Lot 1591

    A FINE AND RARE 'EEL-SKIN' GLAZED VASE

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    A FINE AND RARE 'EEL-SKIN' GLAZED VASE
    QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Of archaic bronze form, the ovoid body flanked by a pair of ribbed 'C'-shaped handles surmounted by ruyi heads, between a pair of raised flanges at the shoulder, the flared neck and splayed foot each encircled with four-further relief moulded flanges, covered overall in a lush unctuous glaze of a golden olive-green tone suffused with russet speckles
    13 in. (32.5 cm.) high, silver wire inlaid zitan stand, Japanese wood box


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    Teadust glazes are found in a variety of tones. Those referred to as 'eel-skin' are among the most prized by traditional collectors.

    Compare this vase with two other teadust vases of the same form, the first illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, pl. 229; the other in the collection of Mr. Matsuzo Matsumoto, illustrated in Sokenan Bijutsu Shusei Zuroku, Kushu Denki Kido Gaisha, Japan, 1993, no. 206, however both vases are of darker tone than the current example.

    Compare also to a ru-type vase of this shape included in the exhibition held in Toyota prefecture, The Hirota Fukkosai Collection, Ceramics, Tokyo, 2007, fig. 169, now in the National Museum of Tokyo.

    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection


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