Lot 85. A copper-red glazed vase (yuhuchunping), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 11 3/4  in., 29.9 cmEstimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body sweeping up to a waisted neck and a broad everted rim, supported on a short slightly splayed foot, richly applied on the exterior with a copper-red glaze and well controlled around the foot and rim, the base inscribed with the seal mark in underglaze-blue. 

Property from the Songzhutang collection

ProvenanceSotheby's New York, 17th September 2003, lot 100. 

Note: A closely related vase in the Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, is illustrated in The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, pl. 346; one is published in the Illustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum. Chinese Ceramics, vol. II, Tokyo, 1990, pl. 697; another from the Duke of Fife and Bulgari collections was sold in these rooms, 14 September 2011, lot 213; and a fourth vase from the Gordon collection was sold at Christie's New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1144.

Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015