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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1718

    A FINE AND VERY RARE TEADUST-GLAZED BEAKER VASE, GU

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    A FINE AND VERY RARE TEADUST-GLAZED BEAKER VASE, GU
    QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD

    In archaistic gu-form with a tall tapering trumpet neck above a central section, evenly divided by four vertical flanges, repeated on the splayed foot, the lustrous olive-green glaze with yellow speckles, thinning on the extremities
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high, box


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    A teadust-glazed vase of this form and size is illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. III, 1972, A395; a larger example by George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in Yale University Art Gallery, no. 378; and a smaller vase in Sekai Toji Zenshu, Tokyo, 1964, fig. 51. Compare also two other beaker vases of this form but without the vertical flanges: the first of teadust glaze, illustrated in Qingdai Danseyou Ciqi, Special Exhibition of Monochrome Glazed Ceramics, 1981, p. 69, no. 30; and the other with a Ru-type glaze, illustrated by J. Ayers, op. cit., 1972, A340.

    Provenance

    Paul and Helen Bernat Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 72
    A Japanese Institution, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 April 2001, lot 681


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