15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 37,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A RARE SMALL RU-TYPE VASE
YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
The compressed globular body potted with straight sides and a raised rib below an angled shoulder, surmounted by a tall neck flanked by a pair of stylized dragon handles rising to a cup-shaped mouth, covered overall with a pale blue-green glaze of even tone
5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high, box
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Compare three other virtually identical vases sold at auction. The first sold at Sotheby's, New York, 1 June 1988, lot 158; the second at Sotheby's, London, 8 June 1993, lot 109; and a third at Christie's, Hong Kong, 27 October 2003, lot 697.
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