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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1799

    A GUAN-TYPE COMPRESSED VASE

    Price Realised  

    A GUAN-TYPE COMPRESSED VASE
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The well potted compressed body rising to a tall cylindrical neck with a lipped mouth rim, covered overall in simulated Guan-type glaze of pale ash-grey tone with dark stained wide crackle, the reign mark in underglaze-blue
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, box


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    Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 May 1986, lot 83.

    For the Song prototype compare the Southern Song guanyao vase of very similar size and form in the British Museum, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collection, vol. 5, 1981, col. pl. 24.

    A Qianlong-marked vase of the same size and form, but covered with a tea-dust glaze, is illustrated in The Baur Collection, Geneva, 1972, vol. III, no. A392, together with a slightly smaller 'clair-de-lune' vase with Kangxi mark, no. 317.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN