• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 421

    A TEADUST-GLAZED GLOBULAR VASE

    YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER INSCRIBED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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    A TEADUST-GLAZED GLOBULAR VASE
    YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER INSCRIBED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    The lower body of a hu-form vessel derived from a Han bronze form, raised on a rounded foot and encircled by two double bow-string bands, repeated on the short neck above three ram's heads applied to the shoulder, covered inside and out with a thick glaze of finely speckled yellowish teadust color thinning to pale russet on the masks and on the seal mark on the similarly glazed base
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high


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    Yongzheng-marked vases of this form, complete with a waisted neck, are extremely rare. A Yongzheng-marked blue and white vase of this form molded with similar ram's heads on the shoulders was sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 11 April 2008, lot 3067, and a flambé-glazed vase of related form with a similar incised four-character Yongzheng mark, but lacking the molded ram's heads, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 30 May 2006, lot 1352.