24 March 2004
A CELADON-GLAZED BARREL-SHAPED JAR
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The ovoid jar applied with a pair of monster-mask and ring handles set between rows of twenty-two bosses around the shoulder and above the foot, covered with a soft pale blue-green glaze of even tone continuing over the flat rim and stopping at the unglazed ring encircling the countersunk base
6 3/8in. (16.2 cm.) high
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An Exhibition of Important Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection, Christie's, London, 2-14 June, 1993, no. 67.
A pair of Qianlong jars of this form was included in the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society exhibition, Chinese Celadons and Other Related Wares in Southeast Asia, Singapore, 1979, pl. 224, nos. 271 and 272.
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