A pair of blue-glazed cong vases, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 4154. A pair of blue-glazed cong vases, Guangxu six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908), 11 1/2 in. (29 cm.) high (2). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000Price realised HKD 200,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012

Each vase has a rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads with a mock ring-handle. They are covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze. 

NoteSimilar examples include single vases sold at Christie's London, 14 May 2010, lot 682; and 12 November 2010, lot 1201. 

A blue-glazed cong vases, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

A blue-glazed cong vase, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908), 10¼in. (26cm.) high. Sold for GBP 4,375 at Christie's London, 14 May 2010, lot 682. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010

A blue-glazed cong vase, Guangxu underglazed blue six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

A blue-glazed cong vase, Guangxu underglazed blue six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908), 11½in. (29.2cm.) high . Sold for GBP 10,625 at Christie's London, 12 November 2010, lot 1201. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010

Christie'sImportant Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 30 May 2012, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall