London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
A GUAN-TYPE VASE, HU
The vase is of octagonal section with a pear-shaped body and is applied with two cylindrical handles. It is covered overall in a thick, greyish-blue glaze with wide crackles, stopping around the high foot to reveal the dark coloured body.
7 in. (17.9 cm.) high
E. T. Hall Collection, no. 261
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Oriental Ceramic Society, Iron in the Fire, Oxford 1988, p. 25, no. 85
Compare a hu with a similar glaze, illustrated in Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Ch'ing Dynasty Monochrome Porcelains in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1992, p. 133, no. 80.
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