Lot 124. A rare blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14cm (5 1/2in) high. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 60,000 (€ 68,923). © Bonhams.
The elegant vase with a globular body rising to a tall neck with flaring rim, raised on a short foot, covered around the exterior with a lustrous deep-blue glaze, stopping neatly at the foot, the base and interior glazed white, wood stand.
Provenance: Frederick Edgar Wilkinson, CMG (1871-1950), awarded the CMG in 1912 and appointed Consul General in Mukden, 1921.
Note: Compare with a similar but larger blue glazed vase, Yongzheng, illustrated in Shimmering Colours-Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods: The Zhuyuetang Collection, Hong Kong, 2005, p.123, no. 58.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London,