Lot 1243. A Langyao vase, pipa zun, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The vase is covered in a streaked, crackled glaze of rich, crushed-strawberry tone thinning to a pale celadon color at the rim, the base and interior of the neck are also covered with a transparent crackled glaze of pale celadon tone..
Note: The term langyao derives its name from Lang Tingji, director of the official kilns at Jingdezhen between 1705-1712, who is credited with the revival of monochrome glazes and particularly copper-red glazes. Compare, the slightly larger (36.6 cm. high) langyao pear-shaped vase dated to the Kangxi period in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Selected Porcelain of the Flourishing Qing Dynasty at the Palace Museum, Beijing, 1994, p. 118, pl. 81.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York