Lot 3741. A rare blue-glazed globular bottle vase, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Of well-potted globular shape rising to a gently flared cylindrical neck, covered overall with a rich lavender-blue glaze including the sunken underside base bearing the reign mark, Japanese wood box.
Property of the Yiqingge Collection.
Note: The present vase continued the tradition of the tianqiuping shape but in miniature form. Compare with earlier dated blue-glazed examples of much larger size such as a the Yongzheng-marked globular vase sold at Christie's London, 12 July 2004, lot 173 (53.3 cm. high) and the Qianlong-marked vase, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, lot 1368 (53.2 cm. high).
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall