A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3205. A fine and very rare large robin’s egg-glazed double-gourd vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,803 - USD 38,705) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The generous double-gourd shape glazed inside and out with a robin’s egg glaze which falls to the edge of the broad unglazed ring encircling the similarly glazed concave centre of the base. Japanese wood box

ProvenanceKochukyo Co. Ltd., Tokyo, acquired in 2004

Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 31 May 2017, Convention Hall