A FINE 'ROBIN'S EGG' BLUE LANTERN VASE
A FINE 'ROBIN'S EGG' BLUE LANTERN VASE

DAOGUANG INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

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A FINE 'ROBIN'S EGG' BLUE LANTERN VASE
DAOGUANG INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The tapering cylindrical body with a pair of molded handles formed as inverted trumpet-necked vases below the sloping shoulder, covered allover and on the base with a finely mottled opaque glaze of turquoise and dark blue color
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, box

Lot Essay

Robin's egg blue glazes are opaque turquoise with overall purplish mottling and were first developed during the Yongzheng period as a free interpretation of Song dynasty Jun glazes. In the discussion of a Qianlong-marked vase of this type, illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994, p. 252, no. 923, the author notes that in China this glaze is called lu Jun ('furnace Jun) as "it was fired in a furnace of a lower temperature after the firing of the porcelain".
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