1 June 2016,
Price realised HKD 3,640,000
Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000
A FINE CELADON-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD FORM LOBED VASE
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
The lower section of the vase is subtly moulded with five lobes, supporting the bulbous upper section which narrows to a small mouth. The vessel is covered overall in a soft celadon glaze, with the recessed base bearing the archaistic reign mark.
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high
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Yongzheng double-gourd vases of this lobed form are very rare. Compare to an almost identical example, also bearing a Yongzheng seal mark, sold at Sotheby's New York, 22 March 2001, lot 122.
Paul Freeman, London, acquired in the late 1980s
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