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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1892

    A FINE AND RARE SMALL RU-TYPE VASE

    Price Realised  

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    A FINE AND RARE SMALL RU-TYPE VASE
    YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

    The compressed globular body potted with straight sides and a raised rib below the angled shoulder, surmounted by a tall neck flanked by a pair of zoomorphic handles, rising to a cup-shaped mouth, covered overall with a pale blue glaze of even tone
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high, box


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    Previously sold at Sotheby's London, 12 June 2003, lot 180.

    Compare the present lot with three other vases of identical design sold at auction. The first sold at Sotheby's New York, 1 June 1988, lot 158; the second at Sotheby's London, 8 June 1993, lot 109; and a third at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 October 2003, lot 697.

    See a larger Qianlong-marked vase (27 cm. high) of this form in the Baur Collection, illustrated by J. Ayres, The Baur Collection, vol. 2, Geneva, 1999, p. 171, no. 275; and a larger Yongzheng example covered in flambe glaze in the National Palace Museum, illustrated in Monochrome Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Taipei, 1970, no. 20.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CHINESE AMERICAN FAMILY