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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 651

    TWO FLAMBE-GLAZED QUATREFOIL BEAKER VASES

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

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    TWO FLAMBE-GLAZED QUATREFOIL BEAKER VASES
    QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Each lobed vase robustly potted with a flared foot, bulbous waist and a widely flared trumpet-shaped mouth revealing the milky blue-glazed interior, the exterior covered with a rich raspberry glaze streaked in blue and thinning to mushroom at the rim, the base covered with a tortoiseshell glaze
    10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high (2)


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    A similar vase with incised Qianlong mark in the Zhuyuetang Collection is illustrated in Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005, p. 259, no. 177. See, also, the similar beaker vase from the collection of the late Professor E.T. Hall., C.B.E., sold in our London rooms, 7 June 2004, lot 133.

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