Lot 55. A Guan-type faceted vase (fanghu), Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Height 12 1/2 in., 31 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's
of rectangular section with a pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tall neck, flanked by a pair of rectangular lug handles, molded to the front and back face with a peach-form panel, covered overall with a grayish blue-green glaze suffused with a pale russet crackle, the interior of the rectangular pedestal foot similarly glazed and the footrim covered with a brown wash, six-character mark in underglaze blue.
Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3rd-4th May 1994, lot 116.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012