A fine ru-type glazed long neck vase Six-character Yongzheng seal mark and of the Period
Lot 3232
A fine ru-type glazed long neck vase Six-character Yongzheng seal mark and of the Period
Sold for US$ 183,250 inc. premium
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A fine ru-type glazed long neck vase
Six-character Yongzheng seal mark and of the Period
The elegantly potted ovoid body raised on a flared pierced base and molded with three rings set above the flared pear-shaped body tapering into a waisted neck embellished with three further bands at the shoulder and long neck under an elegant cup-form rim, the body covered with a subtle matte glaze displaying an even grey-green hue, the foot ring burnt reddish-brown with some grit adhering, an underglaze blue six-character Yongzheng mark in seal script on the base (the foot ring slightly warped in firing).
Height 17in (43.2cm)

Footnotes

  • Note: Yongzheng vases of ru type and of this size are very rare. For a Yongzheng guan-type vase with a slotted foot and identical mark, see the Wang Xing Lou collection, Plate 80, published in Imperial Perfection: The Palace Porcelain of Three Chinese Emperors. Hong Kong: Sing’s Antique Gallery, 2004, where it is noted that "the use of a grey body...allows for closer imitation of Song dynasty guanyao glaze, which is also applied to a grey stoneware body, " as in the current lot. See a flambé glazed vase of ringed neck form, Qianlong, from the same collection is illustrated as Plate 90. A celadon glazed meiping with molded rib design of similar size to this lot sold Sotheby’s Hong Kong, May 7, 2002, lot 5. A Yongzheng robin’s egg blue vase of identical form to this lot and smaller size was sold at Xinren, December 8, 2004, lot 1055. For a smaller ru type vase of hu form, see Christie's Hong Kong, sold April 26, 2004, lot 946.
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