A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period
Lot 8316
A fine Ruyao-type vase
Qianlong mark and of the period
Sold for US$ 857,000 inc. premium

Fine Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2013, 10:00 PST

San Francisco

Lot Details
Property from a Pacific Northwest Gentleman, by Descent
A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period A fine Ruyao-type vase Qianlong mark and of the period
A fine Ruyao-type vase
Qianlong mark and of the period
Raised on a straight circular foot, the globular body molded at the mid-section with three plain bands and tapering inward to a banded shoulder and cylindrical neck set off by two additional evenly spaced rings below the cup-shaped mouth, covered in and out with a delicate pale blue-grey glaze resembling that of Song period Ru wares, the six-character mark written in underglaze blue to the center of the recessed base.
10 3/8in (26.4cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    purchased in Shanghai 1941-1944
    brought to the United States in 1947

    Qianlong pieces of this type and glaze are rare. For what may be an identical example from the J.M Hu Family collection, see Sotheby's Hong Kong sale HK0214, 2 May 2005, lot 687, previously sold at Sotheby's New York, 4 June 1985, as lot 57. The 2005 catalog notes that a Yongzheng vase of this type can be seen on a Castiglione painting, illustrated in Beurdeley and Raindre, Qing Porcelain, 1987, plate 216.

    See also the Song prototype for this piece, illustrated in Grey, Early Chinese Pottery and Porcelain London, 1952, plate 96.
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