This shape, which is loosely based on an archaic bronze prototype, is also known in a variety of different glazes. A Guan-type vase of Qianlong mark and period is illustrated in Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, 1994, vol. II, no. 873. A 'teadust' glazed vase of Yongzheng mark and period in Beijing is illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong: Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, 1989, p. 298. pl. 127. Also compare a blue and white example sold in these rooms 8th October 2006, lot 1058 and a smaller version from the W.W. Winkworth collection that sold in our London rooms 12th December 1972, lot 83. See also a teadust-glazed example, sold in these rooms, 8th April 2007, lot 721, and a blue and white with yellow and green glaze vase, lot 785.
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