• 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 1411

    A RARE GE-TYPE CIRCULAR TRIPOD BULB BOWL

    YONGZHENG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE GE-TYPE CIRCULAR TRIPOD BULB BOWL
    YONGZHENG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    Inspired by Song dynasty prototypes, with very slightly bowed, upright sides raised on three squat cabriole legs, the base of the interior somewhat convex, covered overall with an opaque glaze of pale greyish blue-green color suffused with a network of black ('iron wire') and pale gold ('golden thread') crackle, with a circle of pseudo spur marks on the underside
    8 in. (21 cm.) diam.


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    A smaller Yongzheng-marked bulb bowl of this shape (18.4 cm.) glazed in imitation of Ruyao was included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition, Monochrome Ceramics, Hong Kong, 1977, no. 112. A white-glazed example, also smaller (15.5 cm.), of Yongzheng date in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, was included in the Special Exhibition of Ch'ing Monochromes, Taipei, 1981, no. 61. Compare, also, the smaller Ge-type example (16 cm.), with the same mark, in the T.Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collections sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 18 November 1986, lot 91.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION