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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 742

    A RU-TYPE ARCHAISTIC FACETED PEAR-SHAPED VASE, FANGHU

    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A RU-TYPE ARCHAISTIC FACETED PEAR-SHAPED VASE, FANGHU
    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Of rectangular section with indented corners at the mouth rim, the two broad sides molded in shallow relief on the lower body with a peach-form panel, the neck flanked by a pair of faceted lug handles, covered overall with an even glaze of greyish blue-green color, the interior of the rectangular pedestal foot similarly glazed and the bottom of the foot covered with a brown dressing
    14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high


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    The form and glaze of this vase are based on Song dynasty prototypes, such as the Guanyao vases in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, illustrated in Kuan Ware of the Southern Sung Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1962, Book II, pls. 1 and 2.

    A related, though much smaller (13.5 cm. high) ru-type hu vase, also with Qianlong seal mark, in the Qing Court Collection, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 37 - Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 238, no. 216.