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A FLAMBE-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE, HU

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A FLAMBE-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE, HU
IMPRESSED QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD

Of rectangular section, molded on either side with a peach-form panel, supported on a conforming foot and applied with two lug handles at the waisted neck, covered overall in a characteristic red glaze streaked with shades of purple and blue and thinning to cream at the rim, the interior of the foot dressed in a brownish glaze--12 in. (30.4cm.) high

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A flambe-glazed vase of the same size and form and with a Qianlong seal mark is illustrated by de Vasselot and Ballot, The Louvre Museum: Chinese Ceramics, vol. II, pl. 35

For the inspiration of this form compare the vase with 'apricot leaf decoration' included in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, Illustrated Catalogue of Sung Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum, Southern Sung Kuan Ware, pl. 13, incised with a Qianlong poem on the base, and a guanyao vase with indented corners on the neck in the Freer Gallery of Art, illustrated in The World's Great Collections, Oriental Ceramics, 1981, vol. 9, no. 44
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