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A Guan-type glazed pear-shaped vase, hu. 18th centuryPhoto Bonhams

The neck flanked by a pair of shaped loop handles, raised on a slightly spreading foot, the grey-green glaze covered with a matrix of lighter and darker crackles stopping short of the iron-burnt foot. 16.4cm (6 ½in) high

Provenance: Dr. Hugh Shire (label)
Acquired from Roger Keverne Ltd., London, in 2007.
The Langsdorf Collection of Qing Dynasty Porcelain, Collection no.127.
 
BonhamsChinese & other Asian Works of Art, 29 Feb 2012, London, Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com