9 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 18,500
A Sacrifical Blue-glazed bottle vase, Tianqiuping, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795)
the globular body rising to the tall slightly flared neck, applied overall with a thick deep blue glaze thinning towards the rim mouth, the interior and base glazed white, Qianlong underglaze blue sealmark to base -- 21in. (53.2cm.) high.
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Compare a similar cobalt blue bottle vase included in the exhibition 'The Wonders of the Potter's Palette', Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1984, no. 85; and another vase of the same size sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 April 1996, lot 406.
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