• 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 1407

    A RARE 'EEL-SKIN'-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE

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

    Price Realised  

    A RARE 'EEL-SKIN'-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE
    QIANLONG INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The globular body tapering towards the tall, slender neck which flares slightly at the mouth rim, covered overall and on the base with a dark green glaze with some yellowish mottling, the foot rim covered in a brown wash
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high


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    No other Qianlong-marked vase with this combination of shape and glaze appears to have been published, although one with a similarly elegant shape and of comparable size, but covered in a flambé glaze, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 30 May 2005, lot 1502.

    Provenance

    Acquired in the late 19th century and thence by descent within the family.


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