Lot 171. A blue-glazed bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 16 1/4 in., 41.3 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. © Sotheby's.
heavily potted, the body of pear-shaped form rising from a short foot to a cylindrical neck, covered on the exterior with a dark blue glaze thinning toward the rim, six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Richard and Mrs. Mary Eckhardt acquired in Japan between 1947-1952 and thence by descent.