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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A FINE AND RARE 'GUAN'-TYPE VASE
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 423,000 USD
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115

PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A FINE AND RARE 'GUAN'-TYPE VASE
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 423,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A FINE AND RARE 'GUAN'-TYPE VASE
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
elegantly potted, the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a waisted neck and flared mouth, applied overall with a soft bluish-gray glaze suffused with a fine crackle diagonally encircling the body, the footrim dressed in brown, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue
Height 6 3/8  in.,  16.2 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978). 

Catalogue Note

Notable for its elegant form and subtle bluish glaze suffused with fine streaks of golden-brown crackles, this well-potted vase embodies the Qianlong emperor’s fondness for celebrated Guan ware of the Southern Song dynasty. It also testifies to the high level of technical dexterity of the potters of the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, who have skilfully imitated not only the iconic unctuous glaze of the prototype, but also the dark brown foot, which has been left unglazed and stained dark brown.

For other Guan-type vases of similar form, see a slightly larger example covered with a pale ash-gray glaze with dark stained crackles, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 20th May 1986, lot 83, and again at Christie’s Hong Kong, 27th May 2008, lot 1799; and another, sold at Christie’s London, 6th June 1988, lot 115. See also Ru-type vases of similar form, such as one from the collection of Stephen Junkunc, III, sold at Christie’s New York, 19th March 2008, lot 658; and a slightly larger version from the J.M. Hu Collection, illustrated in Helen D. Long and Edward T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Pavilion of Ephemeral Attainment, vol. IV, Hong Kong, 1950, pl. 172, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 9th October 2012, lot 111; and another sold twice in our Hong Kong rooms, 14th November  1989, lot 180, and 10th January 2001, lot 584.

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