19 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,250
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A SMALL TEADUST-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE
FOUR-CHARACTER INSCRIBED MARK, SHAN GAO SHUI CHANG, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
Of quadrilobed section, with a pair of elephant-head handles, covered with a finely mottled glaze of dark olive green thinning to tortoiseshell on the mouth rim, inner ribs and handles, the base similarly glazed and the foot covered with a blackish dressing
6 1/8 in. (15.8 cm.) high
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The mark, shan gao shui chang, 'high mountain, long river', was used during the Qianlong and Xianfeng periods.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.
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