Lot 3735. A rare Ru-type glazed jardinière, Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735); 3 1/4 in. (33.5 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price Realized HKD 5,780,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
The high rounded shoulder tapering gently to the base, the mouth rim subtly inturned, covered overall with a glaze of bluish-green tone with exception of the foot ring dressed with a brown wash, the underside base with the reign mark in underglaze blue.
Property of the Yiqingge Collection
Provenance: Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., purchased January 1989
Note: Monochrome jardinieres of this type with incurved mouth rims are known. Compare with two Yongzheng-marked examples both illustrated in Kang Yong Qian, Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, 1989, p. 285, no. 114, in flambe glaze; and p. 289, no. 118, Robin's-egg glaze. Another example with an incised Yongzheng reign mark with Jun-type glaze is illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, vol. 2, Geneva, 1999, p. 157, no. 264.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall