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    Sale 2622

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2567

    A FINE SMALL RU-TYPE VASE, FANGHU

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    A FINE SMALL RU-TYPE VASE, FANGHU
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The pear-shaped body of rectangular section with chamfered corners rising from a low straight foot, the neck flanked with two tubular handles, applied thickly overall with an unctuous glaze of even pale grey colour with slight blue tinge, the neatly cut, unglazed foot ring with a dark purplish-brown dressing
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high, wood stand, Japanese wood box


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    Two similar vases with Guan-type glaze are published, the first from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, was included in the monochrome exhibition, Qingdai Danseyou Ciqi, illustrated in the Catalogue, 1981, p. 149, no. 89; and the other from the Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is illustrated in Ming Imperial Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 63.

    Exhibited

    Osaka Municipal Museum, September 23-November 3, 1997, Sencha, Bi to sono Katachi, Tea Ceremony, Beauty and its Form, Catalogue, no. 247