22 - 23 March 2012
A RARE WHITE-GLAZED MOLDED SOFT PASTE ARCHAISTIC VASE
QIANLONG IMPRESSED SEAL MARK AND PROBABLY OF THE PERIOD
Of gu form, molded around the central section with a simplified taotie mask between leaf-shaped lappets on the flaring neck and foot, with a band of incised classic scroll beneath the everted rim
7½ in. (19 cm.) high, wood stand, box
Acquired in Hong Kong, 1949-1959.
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Compare the similar white-glazed gu-form vase with Yongzheng (1723-1735) incised seal mark, rather than an incised Qianlong seal mark, illustrated in The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 183.
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