Lot 642. An iron rust-glazed hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cmEstimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of archaistic hu form, the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a quadrilobed mouth, flanked by two lug handles, covered evenly in a rich, silvery reddish-brown glaze, the base recessed and similarly glazed save for the foot ring.

Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Collection, New York, circa 1950s.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, February 2003.

Literature: Karen Thomson, ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal, 2015, pl. 169.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, 11 september 2019