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

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Lot 3655. A fine guan-type bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's.

sturdily potted with a compressed globular body tapering to a tall tubular neck, all supported on a short splayed foot, covered overall save for the unglazed footring with an even pale greyish-celadon glaze densely suffused with a network of crackles simulating 'iron wire' and 'gold thread' of Song dynasty Guan ware, the base inscribed with an underglaze-blue six-character seal mark; 30.5 cm, 12 in.

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