A pair of yellow glazed covered jars Qianlong marks, Guangxu period

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Lot 9152
A pair of yellow glazed covered jars
Qianlong marks, Guangxu period

Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium

Asian Decorative Arts

22 Mar 2016, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Property from Various Owners
A pair of yellow glazed covered jars
Qianlong marks, Guangxu period
Each of compressed ovoid form with a pair of animal head handles on the shoulder and a short neck supporting a domical cover finished with a lotus petal band around the finial, the recessed base of the jar bearing the impressed six-character Qianlong mark (minor repairs).
17in (43cm) high

Footnotes

  • This pair of jars copies the form of jars specially made for use in ceremonies at various imperial altars. For jars from the Qianlong period in iron red and in sky blue glazes in the Victoria & Albert Museum (both Salting Bequest, 27cm high), see Rose Kerr, Chinese Ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, 1986, fig. 9, pp. 23-24 and fig. 15, p.32. A yellow glazed example with gilt string bands from the same period (28cm high) in the Nanjing Museum, was published in Zhongguo Qingdai Guanyao Ciqi, 2003, p. 353. See also the rare white glazed jar sold in Christie's, Hong Kong, Sale 2309, 30 May 2006, lot 1303 (27.1cm high).
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A pair of yellow glazed covered jars Qianlong marks, Guangxu period
A pair of yellow glazed covered jars Qianlong marks, Guangxu period
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