10 May 2016
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SCOTTISH COLLECTION
A RARE FLAMBÉ GLAZED VASE, FANG HU
YONGZHENG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
The vase is powerfully potted with a wide body rising to a tapering neck and everted lipped rim between twin square-form tubular handles to the narrow sides. It is covered in a rich raspberry-red flambé glaze suffused with vibrant purple and milky white streaks, thinning to beige at the extremities of the mouth rim and corners.
11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high
From a private Scottish collection amassed in the 1970s.
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