22 - 23 March 2012
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTION
A RARE FLAMBE-GLAZED MOONFLASK
YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Each convex side of the flattened body molded with a peach-form panel, within a molded outer edge, the tall waisted neck flanked by a pair of arched handles terminating in ruyi heads, the exterior covered in a streaked glaze of reddish-purple and milky purplish-blue color thinning to mushroom on the raised edges, mouth rim and handles, the interior of the neck with a band of streaked mushroom-color glaze above pale a bluish-cream glaze, and the interior of the base covered with a mottled olive and russet wash
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, wood stand, box
Acquired in Hong Kong in 1984.
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