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Lot 3510. A ‘Flambé’ Glazed Bottle Vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and period, 1736-1795. H 47.3cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - ,000,000 (USD 191,109 - 254,812)Lot sold HKD 2,478,000 (USD 315,623)© Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited.

The vase is potted in elegant pear-shaped form that supported on a slightly splayed foot, then gently rising to a tall tubular neck. The vase is covered with a rich purplish-raspberry glaze feathered with milky-blue, draining from the rim leaving a cream coloured band, suffused overall with a network of fine glaze crackles. The base is incised with a six-character seal mark.

Provenance: 1. Christie’s New York, 21 March 2002, lot.238
2. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. EK113, Purchased from Eskenazi.

Literature: Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, pp252, no.96.

Exhibited: Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, no.96.

Poly Auction Hong Kong. Immaculately Exquisite – The Ten-Views of Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection of Imperial Gilt-Lacquer Guandi and Chinese Ceramics, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 2:30PM