3122
3122
A FINE CELADON-GLAZED JAR AND COVER
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500,000 HKD
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3122
A FINE CELADON-GLAZED JAR AND COVER
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Qing Imperial Porcelain A Private Collection

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A FINE CELADON-GLAZED JAR AND COVER
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
the ovoid body potted with curved sides rising to broad shoulders sweeping up to a short constricted neck, the small cylindrical cover with a flat top and rounded sides, covered overall evenly save for the unglazed footring of the vessel and the rim of the cover in an attractive pale celadon glaze, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
14.5 cm, 5 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Probably Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 28th November 1978, lot 187.

Catalogue Note

Covered in an attractive celadon glaze, the graceful form of this piece represents an archetypal design of the Yongzheng period. Small jars of this shape were used to store tea leaves and are known either with a cylindrical lid that gracefully concealed their short neck and mouth, or with a domed cover.

A closely related jar, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is illustrated in the catalogue to the museum’s exhibition The Far-Reaching Fragrance of Tea. The Art and Culture of Tea in Asia, Taipei, 2015, p. 143, fig. 2; a pair was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 20th March 1990, lot 610; two jars lacking the cover were sold in these rooms, the first from the Goldschmidt collection, 13th November 1990, lot 59, and the second, 23rd October 2005, lot 369; and another was sold in our London rooms, 1st/2nd April 1974, lot 267.

Jars of this form are also known painted in underglaze blue, such as two in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included ibid., p. 143, pls 1 and 3. 

Qing Imperial Porcelain A Private Collection

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Hong Kong