A ge-type glazed lantern-shaped vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo Bonhams.
The cylindrical body potted with horizontal ribs, rising on a short foot with a waisted neck and lipped mouth rim, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze of sea-green tone, suffused with an irregular pattern of 'iron wire' crackle.21.4cm (9 5/8in) high.
Notes: The ge-type glaze on the present vase exemplifies the 18th century Qing fascination with Song dynasty glazes, arguably representing the wish to emulate the morals of earlier periods.
Compare a related ge-type ribbed cylindrical vase, Yongzheng seal mark and of the period, sold at Christie's New York, 1 December 2010, lot 2823. See also a related vase of Guan-type glaze illustrated by J.Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999, p.163, no.269.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET