A fine ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

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Lot 3658. A fine ru-type octagonal vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's.

the gently tapered facetted octagonal body rising from a short splayed foot to a broad shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck, evenly covered overall save for the footring with a translucent pale greyish-blue glaze densely suffused with golden crackles, the base inscribed with an underglaze-blue six-character seal mark; 33.4 cm, 13 1/8  in.

NoteA closely related vase was included in the exhibition Shichō Tōji [Porcelain of the Qing dynasty], Kunryudo, Tokyo, 1995, cat. no. 36. See also a very similar Ru-type octagonal vase offered in this sale, lot 3650.

Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 oct. 2016