A fine and very rare imperial yellow-glazed oviform vase,.Underglaze blue Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. photo Nagel Auctions

Vases of related form covered in other monochrome glazes have also been recorded. Cf. two ru-type glazed examples, the first from the Robert Chang Collection, sold in these Rooms, 2 November 1999, lot 503; and the other from the W.W. Winkworth Collection, sold at Sotheby's London, 12 December 1972, lot 149. A sacrificial-blue glazed vase was included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition of Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 43.

Kangxi-marked vases of this shape but of slightly different size have been published, one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, with a 'winter-green' glaze, is illustrated in op. cit., Hong Kong, 1989, p. 148 pl. 131; an example covered in a celadon glaze was included in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, Special Exhibition of Ch'ing Dynasty Monochrome Glaze Porcelain, 1981, Catalogue no. 75;  and another with a lavender-blue glaze, from the Zhuyuetang Collection, exhibited at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shimmering Colours, 2005, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 70 - Box and metal box

Good condition. H. 12,5 cm. Estimate 80 000 / 90 000 €

Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. November 3rd 2011. www.auction.de