Lot 3612. A Guan-type 'Three rams' vase, zun, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 23.4 cm, 9 1/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,062,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.
the tapering body rising to rounded shoulders applied with three ram heads, sweeping up to a waisted neck and a flared rim, covered overall in a thick opaque greyish-blue glaze suffused with a network of dark grey and golden crackles, save for the unglazed footring dressed in a dark brown slip, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue
Exhibited: Sekai kobijutsu tenrankai [Antiques of the World exhibition], Yamanaka & Co. and Tokyo Art Club, Osaka and Tokyo, 1932, cat. no. 688.