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A VERY RARE ARCHAISTIC 'BROWN'-GLAZED CONG-FORM VASE
A VERY RARE ARCHAISTIC 'BROWN'-GLAZED CONG-FORM VASE
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A VERY RARE ARCHAISTIC 'BROWN'-GLAZED CONG-FORM VASE

YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN BLACK ENAMEL AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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A VERY RARE ARCHAISTIC 'BROWN'-GLAZED CONG-FORM VASE
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN BLACK ENAMEL AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
The vase is raised on a square foot, and the faceted sides are molded in relief with the Eight Trigrams below the short, waisted neck and lipped rim. The vase is covered allover with a glaze of slightly metallic chestnut-brown color.
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired in Massachusetts in the late 1970s.

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The unusual Yongzheng seal mark on this vase is similar to that found on a similarly glazed censer illustrated in Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods, The Zhuyuetang Collection, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005, p. 252, no. 172, where the glaze is referred to as an "archaic bronze" glaze. No. 173, a two-handled censer, is also covered with a similar glaze, which is additionally mottled in gold, and which has a Qianlong inscribed seal mark. A similarly glazed jardinière stand, which also has the same black Yongzheng seal mark, in the collection of the National Museum of China, is illustrated in Zhongguo guojia bowuguan guancang yanjiu congshu - ciqi juan, Qing dai, Shanghai, 2007, p. 101, no. 65.

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