Lot 3219. A clair-de-lune-glazed archaistic vessel, jue, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue 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 vessel is finely potted in the shape of an archaistic bronze jue, with two short posts rising from the mouth and a C-form handle to one side, all raised on three notched, splayed legs, covered overall in a bluish-white glaze stopping at the base of the feet to reveal the white biscuit body. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Christie's. THE IMPERIAL SALE / IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 1 June 2016, Convention Hall