Lot 2002. An incised celadon-glazed ovoid bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, Shende Tang mark; 31.3 cm., 12 3/8 in. Estimate 200,000-300,000 HKD (19,281 — 28,922 EUR). Lot Sold 596,000 HKD (57,458 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.
the ovoid body supported on a slightly flared base, rising to a sloped shoulder below a slender waisted neck and an everted mouth, densely incised on the exterior with floral blooms including aster and lotus borne on undulating leafy stems, all between pendant ruyi heads circling the mouth and upright petal lappets above the base, the exterior covered with a lustrous glaze of a pale celadon tone, pooling to a deeper shade in the recesses, the interior and base reserved in white, the underside inscribed in iron-red with a four-character hall mark reading Shende Tang zhi ('Made for the Hall of Prudent Virtue').
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong. 05 Oct 2011