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A RARE FLAMBÉ-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU
A RARE FLAMBÉ-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU

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

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A RARE FLAMBÉ-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU
YONGZHENG INCISED FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Sturdily potted with a full rounded body rising to a waisted, slightly flared cylindrical neck applied with a single bow string, flanked by stylised elephant handles, each suspending fixed rings, covered in a characteristically thick, bright purple glaze with turquoise and light streaks thinning to a light brown over the extremities and mouth rim, the base covered in a mottled mushroom-brown wash
7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high

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Few flambé-glazed vases of this form and design are known, and it would appear that the only two published examples are a Yongzheng vase of near-identical form and size in the Palace Museum collection, illustrated in Qingdai yuyao ciqi bowuguan cang, Palace Museum collection of Chinese Ceramics in the Qing Dynasty: Official Ware of the Qing Dyansty, Beijing, 2005, pp. 306-307, no. 139 (fig.1); and another formerly in the N.H.P Huth and E.T. Chow collections and now in the Meiyintang collection, illustrated in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Vol. 2, London, 1994, p. 186, no. 834.

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