A small crackled, apple green-glazed bottle-vase Probably Kangxi
Lot 128
A small crackled, apple green-glazed bottle-vase Probably Kangxi
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,074) inc. premium

Lot Details
A small crackled, apple green-glazed bottle-vase
Probably Kangxi
The well-rounded, globular body raising towards a slightly tapering shoulder and gently flaring neck; all covered in a rich, glassy apple-green glaze thinning at the rim to meet the crackled, creamy-white glaze covering the interior and base.
20.3cm (8 1/8in) high

Footnotes

  • The bright apple-green glaze, also known as lülangyao (green langyao) or green-Ge, was one of the many glazes produced by the Jingdezhen kilns under the supervision of Lang Tingji, Governor of Jingdezhen, during the years, 1705-1712, of the Kangxi era.

    This glaze is actually thought to be a transmutation of Langyao red to green, due to the oxidisation of copper in the last stage of the firing, yielding a light green rather than red hue (Q. Wang, p. 223, A dictionary of Chinese ceramics, Shanghai Dictionary Publishing House, Shanghai, 1989, refers). The top of these wares were generally finished with a white or brownish glaze applied by hand.

    A similar example, although with a slightly wider neck and darker green glaze, is illustrated in H. Li, Chinese Ceramics, no. 548.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note it has been pointed out that this lot may be later in the Qing Dynasty than Kangxi
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