Lot 518. A rare Guan-type quadruple vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 3 7/8 in., 9.9 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
finely potted as four vases of slender cylindrical form with sides gently curving to a short neck and everted rim, conjoined at the sides, the bodies covered overall in a soft pale bluish-gray glaze suffused with a matrix of golden crackles, the footring applied with dark brown dressing, each base with one character of the four-character reign mark in underglaze-blue.
Provenance: Collection of Samuel T. Peters (d. 1921).
C.T. Loo, New York, 1951.
Collection of Stephen Junkunc III (d. 1978).
Vases of this form with Yongzheng marks and of the period, are also known covered in other monochrome glazes: see a slightly larger vase with a Ru-type glaze, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the museum’s exhibition Qing Monochrome Porcelain, Taipei, 1981, cat. no. 77; a celadon-glazed example from the J.M. Hu Collection, sold in these rooms, 4th June 1985, lot 40; and a slightly smaller version covered in a teadust glaze, also sold in these rooms, 21st March 2018, lot 536.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2019