An Eel-Skin-Glazed Bottle Vase, 18th Century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012

The globular body tapers towards the foot and the tall cylindrical neck. It is covered overall with a smooth, finely mottled opaque glaze of dark and paler olive-green tones that thins to a brown color on the rim and shades to a darker brown above the foot, which is covered with a brown wash. 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm.) high - Estimate $8,000 - $12,000

清十八世紀 鱔釉瓶

Provenance: Samuel T. Peters Collection, no. 1060.
Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House Charitable Trust; Christie's New York, 2 December 1985, lot 285. 

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part II, 13 September 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza