Lot 206. A rare flambé-glazed vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 11 7/8 in., 30.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 137,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
rising from a slightly splayed foot to a high-shouldered body below a short, waisted neck, covered overall in a rich purplish-red glaze with lavender streaks thinning to mushroom around the mouth, the base covered in a mottled mushroom-brown wash over the incised seal mark.
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1980s, and thence by descent.