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A FINE AND VERY RARE TEADUST-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
A FINE AND VERY RARE TEADUST-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

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A FINE AND VERY RARE TEADUST-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Finely potted with domed lower bulb of truncated form, the gently curved sides with slightly raised broad band encircling the shoulder, rising to a waisted neck with central rib, all surmounted by a garlic-shaped upper bulb joined to the lower section with elegantly arched handles culminating at both ends in ruyi-head terminals, applied allover with a finely speckled rich olive glaze, the impressed sealmark set within a reserved square and covered in a brown glaze 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high, box
Provenance
The Sir Joseph Hotung Family Trust
Exhibited
Messrs S. Marchant & Son, London, 2002, no. 21
Min Chiu Society Exhibition, An Anthology of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 1985, Catalogue, no. 188

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Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 21 May 1979, lot 126.

Compare a pair of identical vases sold at Sotheby's London, 10 December 1985, lot 271, illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, pl. 961

Compare also a blue and white example sold in these Rooms, 27 October 2003, lot 634; a doucai example in the Chang Foundation illustrated in Selected Chinese Ceramics from the Han to the Qing, p. 358, col. pl. 160.; and a celadon-glazed example from the J.M. Hu Family Collection included in Christie's exhibition of Important Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection, London, 1993, Catalogue, no. 71.

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