• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1434

    A FINE ROBIN'S EGG BLUE-GLAZED 'LANTERN' VASE

    QIANLONG INSCRIBED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A FINE ROBIN'S EGG BLUE-GLAZED 'LANTERN' VASE
    QIANLONG INSCRIBED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Relief-decorated with a pair of inverted vase-shaped handles, covered inside and out with an opaque mottled glaze of dark blue and turquoise color, with a more finely mottled glaze on the base
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high


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    Robin's egg blue glazes were first developed during the Yongzheng period as a free interpretation of Song dynasty Jun glazes. In the discussion of a Qianlong-marked vase of this type, illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994, p. 252, no. 923, the author notes that in China this glaze is called lu Jun (furnace Jun) as "it was fired in a furnace of a lower temperature after the firing of the porcelain".

    Provenance

    Christie's, Hong Kong, 31 March 1992, lot 589.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property From a Private West Coast Collection