26 April 2004
A RARE TEADUST-GLAZED VASE, HU
YONGZHENG IMPRESSED FOUR-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Modelled after an archaic bronze form, the pear-shaped vase of rectangular section, moulded with raised peach-shaped panels on both sides, rising to a wide neck with indented corners flanked by a pair of angular lug handles, covered with an olive-green glaze with fine yellow speckling
11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high, stand, wood box
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Yongzheng-marked vases of this type are very rare.
For the inspiration of this form, see the guanyao vase in the Freer Gallery of Art, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, Kodansha Series, Tokyo, 1981, vol. 9, no. 44.
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