A Guan-type lobed washer 18th century
Lot 19*
A Guan-type lobed washer
18th century
Sold for £35,000 (US$ 58,551) inc. premium
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A Guan-type lobed washer
18th century
Raised on three low feet and of foliate form with eight large lobes, all covered with a thick glaze of soft grey tone with an attractive matrix of 'iron wire' and 'golden thread', the base with spur marks around a small unglazed circular area. 22cm (8¾in) diam.

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  • Provenance: a Swiss private collection and thence by descent

    Compare a similar Ru-type glazed washer, with a Qianlong seal mark and of the period, in the collection of the Nanjing Museum, illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p.334. Another Ge-type tripod washer is illustrated in the catalogue An Exhibition of Important Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection, London, 1993, no.62.
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