A FINE AND RARE RU-TYPE BEAKER VASE, GU QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
- 27.2cm., 10 ¾in.
A vase of this type, but of slightly smaller size, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is published in Geng Baochang, ed., Gugong Bowuyuan cang gu taoci ciliao xuancui [Selection of ancient ceramic material from the Palace Museum], vol. 2, Beijing, 2005, pl. 244; a smaller example, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 4, London, 2010, pl. 1792, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 4th April 2012, lot 4; and two pairs were sold in our Hong Kong rooms, one pair, 2nd May 2005, lot 688, and the second pair, from the J.M. Hu collection, 9th October 2012, lot 108. Compare also a vase covered with a teadust glaze, from the Paul and Helen Bernat collection, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 15th November 1988, lot 72, and twice at Christie’s Hong Kong, 30th April 2001, lot 681, and 27th November 2007, lot 1718; and another with a celadon glaze, from the Hirota collection and now in the Tokyo National Museum, included in the exhibition Hirota Collection, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1973, cat. no. 281.
For the Yongzheng prototype, similarly shaped with flanges around the central and lower sections, but of slightly smaller size and with a guan-type glaze, in the Nanjing Museum, was included in the exhibition Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1995, cat. no. 32.