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AN UNUSUAL ROBIN'S-EGG BLUE-GLAZED LANTERN VASE
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AN UNUSUAL ROBIN'S-EGG BLUE-GLAZED LANTERN VASE

DAOGUANG INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

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AN UNUSUAL ROBIN'S-EGG BLUE-GLAZED LANTERN VASE
DAOGUANG INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Molded on either side in relief with an inverted vase-form handle below the sloping shoulder, covered overall and on the base with a mottled opaque glaze of turquoise and dark blue color
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high

Lot Essay

Robin's-egg blue glazes are typically opaque turquoise with overall purplish mottling and are thought to have first developed during the Yongzheng period as a free interpretation of Song dynasty Jun glazes. The unusual effect produced by the glaze on the present vase bears resemblance to a Qianlong-marked lantern vase with a green variant robin's-egg glaze illustrated by B. McElney, The Museum of East Asian Art Inaugural Exhibition, Volume 1-Chinese Ceramics, England, 1993, p. 276, no. 221.

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