Lot 3218. A fine and rare teadust-glazed oviform vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,200,000 (US$103,475 - $155,213). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The vase is well potted with an oviform body rising to a short cylindrical neck, entirely covered in an even and rich olive-green glaze speckled with yellow, the glaze pales at the rim and stops at the brown-dressed foot, the reign mark washed over in a transparent dark-brown glaze. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) high, wood stand, box
Provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owner in the Puy-de-Dome region, France, in the early 2000s from a family collection formed in the late 1930.
The property of a Hong Kong family.
Notes: A nearly identical example of slightly smaller size is in the Robert Chang Collection, exhibited at Christie’s London, An Exhibition of Important Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection, 2-14 June 1993, Catalogue no. 52. Other examples of teadust-glazed vases of this form include one exhibited at the Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, 1970, no. c73, and subsequently at Christie’s Hong Kong, 23 March 1993, lot 741; and another sold at Sotheby’s London, 12 June 1990, lot 283.
Christie's. THE IMPERIAL SALE / IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 1 June 2016, Convention Hall