A RARE LARGE GUAN-TYPE GLAZED VASE, FANGHU
A RARE LARGE GUAN-TYPE GLAZED VASE, FANGHU
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A RARE LARGE GUAN-TYPE GLAZED VASE, FANGHU

YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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A RARE LARGE GUAN-TYPE GLAZED VASE, FANGHU
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
The pear-shaped body of rounded rectangular section is raised on a moulded pedestal foot pierced with a narrow rectangular aperture on each of the narrow sides, with a double bowstring band encircling the upper body and another on the neck below the pair of tubular handles, covered overall with a pale grey-blue glaze suffused with dark and light brown crackles.
17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund
Sold at Christie’s New York, 21 September 2000, lot 369

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Lot Essay

The form of the present vase is closely related to a Longquan celadon glazed fanghu in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Porcelain of the National Palace Museum - Lung-chuan Ware of the Sung Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1962, p. 28, pl. 1, which is incised on the base with an imperial poem composed by Emperor Qianlong.

Similar Yongzheng-marked examples are known, including one sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 26 April 2004, lot 946, and another sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 23 October 2005, lot 319. Compare also to a Yongzheng-marked Ge-type glazed variant in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of Kang-his, Yung-cheng and Chien-lung Porcelain Ware from the Ching Dynasty in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1986, no. 63.

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