18 - 19 September 2014
THREE MONOCHROME VESSELS
One is a globular vase raised on a splayed foot, with a pair of dragon-scroll handles flanking the tall neck, and covered in a glaze of pale Qingbai-blue tone. An apocryphal Yongzheng seal mark is on the base. One is a brilliant dark-blue-glazed dish with shallow, rounded sides and an apocryphal Yongzheng seal mark on the base. The third is a water pot of compressed globular form covered all over in a glaze of pale blue tone and inscribed with an apocryphal Kangxi mark.
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high, 8 3/8 and 2¾ in. (21.2 and 7 cm.) diam.
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