Smaller vases of this type include one sold in our New York rooms, 23rd March 2011, lot 736; and another sold in these rooms, 26th October 2003, lot 50. For the Yongzheng prototype, see a guan-type vase from the Qing Court collection and still in Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 204. Compare also an example sold in these rooms, 9th October 2007, lot 1534.
Qianlong vases of this form are known in a number of different glazes; for example see one of similar size covered in a teadust glaze, published in Chinese Ceramics from the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, pl. 965; another from the Toguri Collection, Tokyo, sold in our London rooms, 9th June 2004, lot 3, and again in these rooms, 8th April 2010, lot 1822; a smaller vase with a sky-blue glaze, from the Hakutsuru Art Museum, Kobe, included in Sekai toji zenshu / Ceramic Art of the World, vol. 12, Tokyo, 1956, pl. 46; and a celadon-glazed example sold in these rooms, 25th November 1981, lot 323. The panelled shape of this vase was also suited to underglaze-blue designs; for example see one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Treasures of the Royalty. The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, pl. 238.
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