A teadust-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong inscribed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

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Lot 2161. A teadust-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong inscribed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000Price realised USD 68,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The body of compressed pear shape is supported on a slightly splayed foot and rises to a tall, cylindrical neck. The vase is covered overall in an even, speckled, dark olive-green glaze except for the unglazed bottom of the foot which is covered with a black dressing. 

Provenance: Estate of Bess Myerson (1924-2014), Santa Monica, California.

NoteIn 1954, Bess Myerson was the first Jewish woman to be crowned Miss America. She served as New York commissioner from 1969-1973.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza