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A FINE SMALL FLAMBE-GLAZED VASE
A FINE SMALL FLAMBE-GLAZED VASE

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

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A FINE SMALL FLAMBE-GLAZED VASE
QIANLONG INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The urn-shaped body raised on a spreading foot and molded with a bowstring band below another at the edge of the sloping shoulder, the neck flanked by a pair of trailing scroll handles below the everted rim, covered with a glaze of crushed strawberry tone streaked in milky and purplish blue and thinning to white on the raised edges, the interior of the base covered with a pale café-au-lait glaze
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high, box

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Compare a similar vase in the Exhibition of Chinese and Other Far Eastern Art Assembled by Yamanaka & Co., New York, 1943, no. 915.

J. Ayers illustrates a larger version without a mark in the Baur Collection - Chinese Ceramics, vol. 3, Geneva, 1972, no. A 289, where he notes that "kiln transmutations (yao pien), liable to occur during the firing of the copper-red glazes were first exploited during the reign of Yong Cheng, when attempts to imitate the effects of ancient Chun wares were made; when in some cases - as here - the process was assisted by adding splashes of cobalt".
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