A RARE MINIATURE GUAN-TYPE BOTTLE VASE YONGZHENG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD |
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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- Height 3 3/4 in., 9.7 cm
the globular body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a straight cylindrical neck, covered overall save for the foot ring with an even unctuous pale grayish-blue glaze suffused with a fine network of crackles, the base with a four-character seal mark in underglaze blue
Christie's New York, 19th-20th September 2013, lot 1342.
Vases of this form, with Guan imitation glazes, are more commonly found during the Qianlong period. Compare one formerly in the collection of Alfred Clark, included in the exhibition Ju and Kuan Wares, Oriental Ceramics Society, London, 1952, cat. no. 104, sold in our London rooms, 25th March 1975, lot 114; another sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 16th May 1977, lot 179; and a third sold in our Paris rooms, 18th December 2012, lot 223.