A very fine and rare imperial incised and molded milky-white glazed Ding-style yuhuchun ping, China, incised Yongzheng six-character seal mark and period

1962-6

1962-6a

1962-6b

1962-6c

1962-6e

Lot 280. A very fine and rare imperial incised and molded milky-white glazed Ding-style yuhuchun ping, China, incised Yongzheng six-character seal mark and period. Estimate 60 000/100 000 €. Lot sold 450.000 €. © 2015 Nagel Auctions.

Of finely potted pear shape with flared rim, incised and molded after a Dingyao porcelain yuhuchun ping under the pure white glaze with a wide band of lotos blossoms and scrolls. H. 35,2 cm. Short section of light glaze frits to mouth rim (0,7 cm) and an old fine small starcrack below to mouth, good condition.

It is very rare to find a Yongzheng vase of this shape and design, which is based on a Song or early Ming prototype. A celadon-glazed yuhuchu ping of similar form, also of Yongzheng mark and period, and incised with a different early Ming design, is illustrated in John Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, no. 215. A very similar Dingyao-style yuhuchun ping with Qianlong mark is in the collection of the Palace Museum Taipei (guci 008437N000000000) - For the Yongle prototype of the present vase compare a white yuhuchun ping incised with a similar design, but with reduced neck and with Ottoman silver-gilt mounts, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istambul, London, 1986, vol. 2, no. 635 

Nagel. "Asian Art", Diplomate collection, 07/12/2015