3115
3115
A GUAN-TYPE HANDLED VASE, FANGHU
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
2,500,0003,000,000
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3115
A GUAN-TYPE HANDLED VASE, FANGHU
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
2,500,0003,000,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Qing Imperial Porcelain A Private Collection

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A GUAN-TYPE HANDLED VASE, FANGHU
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
of rectangular section, the sturdily potted pear-shaped body sweeping up to a gently flared neck flanked by a pair of angular lug handles, all supported on a splayed foot centred with an elongated aperture on each of the shorter sides, covered overall save for the footring with an even pale greyish-blue glaze with faint crackles, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark
27.3 cm, 10 3/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

While the form is derived originally from Shang and Zhou dynasty metal prototypes, the thick lustrous glaze and brown-washed footring of the present vase are evocative of Song dynasty ceramic renderings of the earlier form, especially guan ware, much admired by the Qianlong Emperor.

A similar example in the National Palace Museum in Taipei is published in the Illustrated Catalogue of the Ch'ing Dynasty Porcelain in the National Palace Museum Ch'ien-lung Ware and Other Wares, Tokyo, 1981, pl. 82; another from the collection in the Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong was included in the exhibition Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Hong Kong, 1995, cat. no. 63; and two other vases, one with a crackled and the other with a plain guan-type glaze, are published in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. II, London, 1994, pls 874 and 875. A smaller pair is illustrated in Qing Imperial Monochromes The Zande Lou Collection, Art Museum The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2005, pl. 32.

Qing Imperial Porcelain A Private Collection

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Hong Kong