A fine and rare tea-dust glazed tripod jar, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

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Lot 3003. A fine and rare tea-dust glazed tripod jar, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 20 cm., 8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 860,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011

the compressed globular body rising from three short conical feet, studded with bosses to the underside of the belly, the neck set with a pair of loop handles, covered overall in a thick olive-green glaze with suffused golden speckles, the four-character mark incised on the base covered by the glaze.

Note: Compare a similar vessel in flambé glaze in the Hong Kong Museum of Art, illustrated in the Wonders of the Potter's Palette, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1984, cat. no. 62.

Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 08 Apr 11, Hong Kong