An exceptionally fine and rare pair of robin's-egg glazed garlic-mouth vases Seal marks and period of Yongzheng | 清雍正 爐鈞釉蒜頭瓶一對 《雍正年製》款
Property from the collection of Quincy Chuang 莊貴侖珍藏
Property from the collection of Quincy Chuang
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of robin's-egg glazed garlic-mouth vases
Seal marks and period of Yongzheng
清雍正 爐鈞釉蒜頭瓶一對 《雍正年製》款
each elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot rising to a waisted neck surmounted by a garlic-head mouth, covered overall in a brilliant turquoise glaze vibrantly heightened with deep violet-red cascades, the recessed base with an impressed four-character seal mark, wood stands
Both vases are in very good overall condition, with just a tiny firing line (approx. 0.4 cm) above the foot of one vase.
Collection of J.M. Hu (1911-95).
Catalogue of the 7th Annual Exhibition of Porcelain of Ch'ing Dynasty K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Periods (From 1662 to 1795 A.D.), Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong, 1968, cat. no. 148 (one of a pair).
Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, cat. no. 109.