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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1802

    A FINE AND VERY RARE TEADUST-GLAZED VASE

    Price Realised  

    A FINE AND VERY RARE TEADUST-GLAZED VASE
    QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The ovoid body finely potted with tapering sides, the sloping shoulder rising to a waisted neck and a flaring mouth, covered overall in a rich teadust-green glaze of characteristic lightly mottled tone
    10 3/4 in. (27.4 cm.) high, zitan stand and Japanese wood box


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    The shape is highly unusual and resembles monochrome-glazed amphora, the liuye zun or 'willow-leaf vase', from the earlier Kangxi period, such as the peachbloom-glazed amphora sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 31 October 2000, lot 868. Whilst the amphora is potted with a slim, elongated body, the present vase is much larger, has a sturdier body and a broader footring. For a related Yongzheng-marked yellow-glazed vase with a flaring mouthrim and slimmer body, in the Palace Museum collection, Beijing, see Kangxi Yongzheng Qianlong, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 175, no. 4

    A vase of this shape bearing a Qianlong mark but with a clair-de-lune
    glaze was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 31 October 2000, lot 869.

    Provenance

    The Akaboshi family collection, sold at Tokyo, The Bijutsu Club, Ryogoku, 11 June 1917, lot 198 for Yen 4300.


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