A tea-dust glazed bottle vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong

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Lot 3678. A tea-dust glazed bottle vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 32.3 cm., 12 3/4  inEstimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD (80,469 — 103,460 EUR). Lot sold 875,000 HKD (100,586 EUR)Photo Sotheby's

of elegant pear shape, well potted with a compressed globular body rising from a short splayed foot to a slender tubular neck, covered overall in a yellow-speckled olive-green glaze, the base incised with a six-character seal mark dressed beneath a brown slip.

ProvenanceA Japanese collection.
Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2007, lot 1531.

Note: A closely related example in the Meiyintang collection is published in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, pl. 936. See also a similar vase from the T.Y. Chao collection sold in these rooms, 19th May 1987, lot 294, and another example sold more recently, 7th April 2015, lot 3706. See also a slightly larger vase of this type in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, included in Rose Kerr, Chinese Ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, London, 1986, pl. 25.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 07 oct. 2015, 02:30 PM