Lot 154. A fine ru-type cong, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 362,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s
of square section with straight sides rising from a spreading foot to a short waisted neck, the corners moulded with the bagua (Eight Trigrams) arranged into horizontal registers of two columns divided by undulating vertical bands, pierced with two pairs of circular apertures on one side and two oval apertures at the foot, covered overall in a crackled greyish blue glaze stopping at the footring to reveal the brown body, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark, wood stand. Quantity: 2.
Provenance: Christie’s London, 16th June 1986, lot 57.
Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013