of mallet form, the body tapering slightly towards the low footring below a tall columnar neck set with a wide everted mouthrim, covered overall in an even, thick, greenish-grey glaze with large-scale dark-stained crackle, the footring left unglazed revealing the dark brown dressing, the recessed base inscribed with an underglaze-blue six-character reign mark
A pair of Yongzheng vases of this rare shape with Ru-type glazes, from the Huaihaitang collection, was included in the exhibition Ethereal Elegance. Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing. The Huaihaitang Collection, The Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2007-8, catalogue pl. 24; and for a single Yongzheng vase of this form with a guan-type glaze see Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th April 1996, lot 394.
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