3638
3638

PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN COLLECTION

A LARGE GUAN-TYPE VASE
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
1,000,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,250,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3638

PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN COLLECTION

A LARGE GUAN-TYPE VASE
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
1,000,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,250,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A LARGE GUAN-TYPE VASE
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
of archaistic hu form, the pear-shaped body supported on a short spreading foot and rising to a tall neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles below the everted rim, covered overall with a rich bluish-grey glaze suffused with a matrix of gold and grey crackles 
31.5 cm, 12 1/2 in.

 
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Provenance

Collection of Vernon Wethered, inventory no. 230, by repute.
Christie's London, 13th December 1982, lot 612.
Sotheby's London, 20th June 2001, lot 19.
Sotheby's London, 12th July 2006, lot 133.
An important American private collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8th October 2009, lot 1637.

Catalogue Note

It is rare to find a guan-type vase of this form and of Yongzheng mark and period, although a similar piece with a more densely crackled grey-green glaze of ge-type was sold in these rooms, 26th October 1993, lot 96.

Another Yongzheng vase of this shape but with a flambé glaze, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 180.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong