Lot 387. Rare et important vase en porcelaine de type guan monté. Porcelaine: Chine, dynastie Qing, marque à six caractères en cachet en bleu sous couverte et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate €40,000 - €60,000 ($45,375 - $68,062). Price Realized €42,300 ($47,734). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The sturdily-potted hexagonal vessel rises from a short, gently splayed foot and is surmounted by a flaring neck, and it is entirely applied with an unctuous pale celadon glaze. The neck and base are applied with ormolu mounts in the Louis XV style, dated to circa 1880; base drilled. 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) high, excluding ormolu stand.
A rare and large ormolu-mounted guan-type hexagonal vase. Porcelain: China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng six character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)
Provenance: With C.T. Loo, Paris, by repute.
Notes: The application of Song-type celadon glazes to porcelain, such as the present lot, was another aspect of archaism seen at the court of the Yongzheng and Qianlong Emperors. Song dynasty glazes that were particularly revered by the Ming and Qing emperors included Northern Song Ru ware and Southern Song Guan ware and Ge ware. Compare to a large Yongzheng hexagonal celadon guan-type glazed vase in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 226, pl. 204.
Christie's. ART D'ASIE, 21 - 22 June 2016, Paris