A rare Guan-type altar vessel, Fu, Yongzheng seal mark and period


Lot 173. A rare guan-type altar vessel, fu, Yongzheng seal mark and period  (1723-1735); 16.8cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate  15,000 — 20,000Lot Sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2013

of rectangular section, the wide flaring sides rising from a spreading foot cut with an arched aperture in the centre of each side, set on one side with a loop handle issuing from animal mask, covered overall in a crackled greyish-blue glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark

Provenance: Sotheby’s London, 7th June 1988, lot 326

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 may 2013