7 June 2004
THREE MINIATURE VASES
The first a clair-de-lune glazed bottle vase with spherical body and tall thin neck, underglaze-blue Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period, 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high; the second a 'robin's-egg'-glazed bottle vase, 18th century, 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high; the third with waisted base and narrow waisted mouth, covered in a thick black glaze with iridescent reflective quartz-like specks, 18th/19th century, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) high (3)
H. R. N. Norton Collection, no. 26
The second and third:
Messrs. Bluett & Sons Ltd., London
E.T. Hall Collection, nos. 73, 552 and??
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