Lot 5. A fine teadust-glazed bottle vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.6 cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,200,000 HKD (98,735 — 118,482 EUR). Lot sold 1,240,000 HKD (122,431 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's
elegantly potted with a globular body resting on a splayed foot, surmounted by a tall slender neck rising from a narrow fillet to an everted rim, covered overall with an opaque teadust glaze of olive-brown colour picked out with a fine yellow mist, the glaze applied also on the interior and the base, the footring left unglazed and dressed with a brown wash, the base incised with a six-character seal mark beneath a brown glaze.
EXHIBITED: Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, The British Museum, London, 1994.
Evolution to Perfection. Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection/Evolution vers la perfection. Céramiques de Chine de la Collection Meiyintang, Sporting d’Hiver, Monte Carlo, 1996, cat. no. 173.
LITTERATURE: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 935.
NOTE: A bottle of this shape, glaze and date is illustrated in Tianjin Shi Yishu Bowuguan Cang Ci/Porcelains from the Tianjin Municipal Museum, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 162; another was included in the exhibition Ethereal Elegance. Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing. The Huaihaitang Collection, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2007-8, cat. no. 64; and a similar piece of Jiaqing mark and period in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is published in Zhongguo taoci quanji [Complete series on Chinese ceramics], Shanghai, 1999-2000, vol. 15, pl. 148.
Sotheby's. The Meiyintang Collection, Part V - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains. Hong Kong | 08 avr. 2013