A Fine Teadust-Glazed Vase, Hu. Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong - Sotheby's

the pear-shaped octagonal vessel of archaic hu form, with a round belly rising up from a straight foot to a tapered neck slightly flaring at the rim, flanked by square lug handles and covered overall with a rich olive-coloured glaze flecked with a fine yellow mist, the glazed base incised with a six-character seal mark beneath a brown dressing, carved wood stand, two Japanese wood boxes; 37.5 cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimation: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 3,620,000 HKD

PROVENANCE: A private Japanese collection.

NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Teadust glaze was introduced in the Yongzheng era to emulate archaic bronzes and was popularised during the Qianlong reign. The robust forms accentuate the reference to the past as well as allowing the subtleties of depth of colour to radiate from the vessel. A closely related vase was sold in these rooms, 2nd May 2000, lot 620; and another was sold at Christie's New York, 26th March 2003, lot 273. A vase of this type, but covered in a Guan-type glaze, was sold twice in these rooms, 10th April 2006, lot 1606, and again, 8th October 2009, lot 1626.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong | 09 oct. 2012 www.sothebys.com