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Yongzheng Monochrome sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

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Lot 631. A small copper-red-glazed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)5 in. (12.7 cm.) highEstimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000Price realised USD 27,400. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. 

With compressed body and tall neck, the exterior covered with a glaze of deep crushed strawberry color thinning slightly at the rim.

ProvenanceStephen Junkunc, III.  

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Lot 632. A fine Ming-style copper-red-decorated bowlYongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diamEstimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000Price realised USD 27,400. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. 

The deep flared sides decorated in copper red of crushed strawberry tone with three fish.

ProvenanceSotheby's, Hong Kong, 20-21 May 1987, lot 470.

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Lot 635. A rare white-glazed relief-decorated dragon dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)8¼ in. (21 cm.) diamEstimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000Price realised USD 21,250© Christie's Image Ltd 2008. 

With rounded sides rising from a shallow tapering foot ring, decorated in low relief with a pair of confronted dragons with trifurcated tails forming a medallion in the center of the interior and with two more striding around the exterior, all under a milk-white glaze, wood stand.

Note: Compare the virtually identical Yongzheng-marked dish of the same size in the Zhuyuetang Collection illustrated in Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods, Hong Kong, 2005, p. 81, no. 24. See, also, another virtually identical dish dated to the Yongzheng period illustrated by Xu Huping, Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 156.

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Lot 637. A rare pair of pale celadon-glazed relief-decorated bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks within a double square and of the period (1723-1735)4¾ in. (12.3 cm.) diamEstimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000Price realised USD 49,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  

Each with shallow rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, decorated in low relief with a band of petals radiating upward from the foot, covered inside and out with a glaze of pale blue-green color draining to white on the rim and to a paler tone on the raised decoration.

ProvenanceStephen Junkunc, III.

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Lot 643. A rare celadon-glazed baluster jar, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) highEstimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000Price realised USD 79,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2008. 

The well-potted jar of squat meiping shape, with high shoulder rising to a short neck, covered overall and on the base with a pale celadon glaze of bluish-green tone.

Provenance: The Collection of Edgar J. Kaufmann Jr., New York.

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Lot 645. A rare compressed ge-type globular bottle vase, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)8¼ in. (21 cm.) highEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 44,200© Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  

The compressed body supported on a sharply splayed foot, molded along the shoulder and base with a continuous band of petal-form lappets below the slightly tapered neck molded with a series of raised ribs, covered overall and on the base with a greyish-green glaze suffused with a fine network of crackle in imitation of Song dynasty Ge wares, the foot rim with a dark brown wash

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Lot 653. A white-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diamEstimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000Price realised USD 10,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2008. 

Well potted with rounded sides rising from the straight foot, glazed overall with a milk-white glaze, box.

Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.

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Lot 655. A fine and rare small pale blue-glazed jardinière, Yongzheng four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) highEstimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000Price realised USD 85,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2008. 

With steep sides rising to an everted rim, covered overall and on the base with a glaze of pale blue tone, the base pierced with a single drainage hole surrounded by the nianhao, the unglazed foot ring treated with a brown wash

Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., 1940s.

NoteA Yongzheng-marked jardinière of this form covered with a Jun-type glaze in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by R. Kerr, Chinese Ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, London, 1986, p. 85, pl. 61. See, also, the Yongzheng-marked jardinière covered in a teadust glaze sold in these rooms, 20 March 2001, lot 274, together with its matching dish-shaped stand.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art, New York, 19 March 2008


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