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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1728

    A FINE 'ROBIN'S-EGG' GLAZED BALUSTER VASE, HU

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    Estimate

    A FINE 'ROBIN'S-EGG' GLAZED BALUSTER VASE, HU
    QING DYNASTY,18TH CENTURY

    Supported on a straight foot,the bulbous pear-shaped body rising to a waisted neck flanked by twin mythical beast-head handles stradling a raised rib at the shoulder, covered all over in a rich mottled turquoise and lavender glaze
    11½ in. (29 cm.) high,stand, Japanese wood box


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    The 18th century saw a profusion of new monochrome glazes as a result of advances in technology and experimentation at the Imperial kilns. The 'Robin's-Egg' glaze is generally thought to have been developed as a free interpretation of Song dynasty Jun glazes and reflects the contemporary interest in producing glazes that were both attractive in colour but also innovative in their use of texture. Compare a similar example yet with a longer neck sold at Sotheby's New York, 31 March 2005, lot 124; and another small vase with elephant-head handles sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2007, lot 1520.

    Provenance

    A Japanese Private Collection