A large 'Guan'-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

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Lot 259. A large 'Guan'-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  

oof archaic bronze form, the pear-shaped body of rounded rectangular section subtly molded with a raised panel on each side, rising from a short slightly splayed foot to a quatrefoil rim, set with a pair of rectangular handles, applied overall with a pale caesious-colored glaze finely streaked with a random matrix of dark gray and pale brown crackle stopping neatly above the foot revealing the grayish-brown body, the interior and the recessed base glazed and with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Height 11 3/4  in., 27.9 cm.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM