• 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 1409

    A RARE SMALL TEADUST-GLAZED HU-FORM VASE

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

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    A RARE SMALL TEADUST-GLAZED HU-FORM VASE
    QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The pear-shaped body raised on a slightly splayed foot and encircled by a bow-string band beneath the slender, tapering neck, flanked by a pair of affixed stylized mask and ring handles, covered overall with a finely speckled glaze of deep olive tone thinning to tortoiseshell on the edges, the seal mark also covered in tortoiseshell and the bottom of the foot dressed with a dark brown wash
    7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high, wood stand, two Japanese wood boxes


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    Qianlong-marked teadust-glazed vases of this size and form are rare, as most known examples of this form appear to bear Yongzheng seal marks, suggesting that the present vase may date to early in the Qianlong period. A Yongzheng-marked flambé-glazed vase of nearly identical form, although of slightly larger size (20.3 cm.) is in the Palace Museum collection, illustrated in Qingdai yuyao ciqi bowuguan cang, Beijing, 2005, pp. 306-7, no. 139. See, also, the Yongzheng-marked flambé vase of similar form, although also of slightly larger size (20.4 cm.), sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27 May 2009, lot 1826.