A rare flambé red glazed fanghu, Xianfeng six-character mark and of the period. Estimate US$10,000 - 15,000 (€8,800 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams.
Of rectangular section with indented corners to the rim and neck supporting a pair of rectangular lug handles, the body flaring outward above a tall foot and molded with raised peaches on the opposing faces, the glaze layer displaying opaque reddish-blue areas streaked with sky blue and thinning to a translucent olive green with dense craze lines, the mark incised in regular script to deeply recessed base where the glaze has fired to a dark buff color. 11 7/8in (30cm) high
Notes: Compare the flambé glazed fanghu of slightly larger size (30.5cm, 12in high), with a similar incised six-character mark sold in Sotheby's, London sale, 12 May 2010, lot 142. See also a similarly incised six-character Xianfeng mark on the teadust-glazed bottle vase sold in Christie's New York, sale 2463, 15 September 2011, lot 1594 (13 1/4in, 33.6cm high).
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO