A massive geyao-type moonflask, baoyueping Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
Lot 220
A massive geyao-type moonflask, baoyueping Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
Sold for HK$ 1,920,000 (US$ 247,601) inc. premium
Lot Details
A massive geyao-type moonflask, baoyueping
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
Of archaic flattened globular form, moulded in high relief to the front and back face with a large central round boss, encircled by nine delicately-moulded ruyi-shaped clouds, the cylindrical neck applied with a pair of scroll handles, all supported on a short spreading foot and covered overall with a thick pale-grey glaze infused with dark grey crackles.
51cm (21in) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a European private collection

    Although the reign of the Emperor Yongzheng lasted for only thirteen years (1723-35), it was of tremendous importance in the long history of Qing porcelain. During this short reign, it can be argued that Imperial wares reached their apogee, with some noteworthy monochromes being imitations of Song Dynasty glazes such as Ru, Guan and Ge.

    The Yongzheng Emperor’s fascination with antiquity, his collecting of antiques and the resulting passion for archaism on the one hand, and his personal taste, demand for high quality, and engagement of contemporary craftsmen on the other, resulted in the production in the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen of exceptional vessels such as the current lot.

    For a full discussion about the imitations of Guan, Ge, Ru and Jun wares in the Yongzheng period, see Wang Qingzheng, Chinese Ceramics, Selected articles from Orientations 1982-1998, Yongzheng Imitations of Guan, Ge, Ru and Jun Wares, pp.265-270.

    A similar geyao-type moonflask was sold at Sotheby's, London, 8 October 2006, lot 1020.



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