• Lot 181

    A flambe-glazed vase, hu


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    A flambe-glazed vase, hu
    Jiaqing seal mark
    The archaistic vase moulded to the main sides with peach-shaped cartouches, the short sides applied with a pair of lug handles, covered overall with an unctuous flambé glaze of dark red tone streaked with purple and lavender, thinning to a pale blue at the edges and handles, and on the interior, the base with a pale brown wash
    30.7 cm. high, giltwood stand

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    For the Song ceramic inspiration of this form, compare the vase with 'apricot leaf decoration' included in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Illustrated Catalogue of Sung Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum, Southern Sung Kuan Ware, pl. 13, which is incised with a Qianlong poem on its base; and a guanyao vase with indented corners on the neck in the Freer Gallery of Art, illustrated in 'Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections', 1981, vol. 9, no. 44.

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