A fine pair of 'ru'-type vases, Seal marks and period of Qianlong

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Lot 2502. A fine pair of 'ru'-type vases, Seal marks and period of Qianlong. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot Sold:  860,000 HKD. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's 

each supported on a flared foot rising to a slender ovoid body, curving to a narrow cylindrical neck and flaring to a trumpet mouth, covered overall with an unctuous bluish pebble-grey glaze suffused with light speckling, one with fine and evenly distributed crackles, the unglazed footring dressed in a dark chocolate-brown slip, inscribed on the base with the seal mark in underglaze-blue - 21.3 cm., 8 3/8 in. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Oct 08. Hong Kong