A 'robin's egg'-glazed vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 132. A 'robin's egg'-glazed vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 16,800 USD. Photo: Sothebys.

of classic tianqiuping form, the globular body rising to slanted shoulders surmounted by a tall slightly waisted columnar neck, the body and counter-sunk base covered in an even glaze of feathered milky turquoise-blue and lavender running to a slightly lighter color at the rounded mid-body; 12 5/8 in., 32 cm

ProvenanceSotheby's Hong Kong, May 15th 1990, lot 93.

NoteA 'robin's egg'-glazed vase of similar size, from the collection of the Seattle Art Museum, was sold in these rooms, 2nd November 1979, lot 352. Related vases with similar glaze, but smaller in size, are in the Percival David Foundation, London, illustrated in The World's Great Collections. Oriental Ceramics, vol. 6, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 260; in the Gemeente Museum, The Hague, included in Beatrice Jansen, Chinese Ceramiek, the Hague, 1976, pl. 346.    

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005