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A FINE AND RARE TEADUST-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE
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A FINE AND RARE TEADUST-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE

INCISED QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A FINE AND RARE TEADUST-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE
Incised Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)
The compressed globular body tapering towards the tall slender neck flaring slightly at the mouth rim, raised on a slightly splayed foot, covered overall with a lustrous glaze of olive-green tone faintly mottled with dark speckling thinning on the edge of the mouth
8½in. (21.5cm.) high
Provenance
Ralph Heineger Collection.

Lot Essay

Although teadust-glazed vases of this general form are well known, the smaller size and tighter proportions and the unusually fine and even glaze distinguish it as a very rare and exceptional example.

A teadust-glazed vase of similar small size and proportions and with a slightly flared mouth is illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999, p. 197, no. 297. A related Qianlong-marked teadust-glazed vase of this general form, but of the more standard larger size and lacking the flaring mouth, from the T.Y. Chao Collection was sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 19 May 1987, lot 294. Compare, also, another more standard example with a darker teadust glaze illustrated in The Wonders of the Potter's Palette: Ch'ing Ceramics from the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1984, p. 142, no. 89.
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