Lot 3327. A Fine Teadust-Glazed Bottle Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 32.5cm. Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 101,962 - 152,944). Sold Price: HKD 1,274,400 (USD 162,426). © Poly Auction Hong Kong.
The compressed body with tall neck raised on a spreading foot, covered overall with a finely mottled opaque glaze of even rich teadust tone which also covers the interior of the base surrounding the golden-green glaze of the reign mark, the foot rim dressed in a dark brown slip.
Provenance: 1. Professor E.T. Hall (1924-2001), no. 275
2. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2 May 2000, lot. 570
3. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. EK60.
Exhibited: Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018.
Literature: Pure And Natural: Special Exhibition of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, 2018, no. 77.
Note:Teadust-glazed vases of this shape and size, also with Qianlong incised seal marks, have been collected by important dealers and collectors including S. Marchant & Sons and well-known family of Mitsubishi from Japan, the later one published in Qing Porcelain in the Seikado Bunko Collection, Torataro Yoneyama, 2006, p.109. Compared several examples of same form and size, one from the T. Y. Chao Family collection, sold in Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 19th May 1987, lot. 294; another one from the Meiyingtang, illustrated in Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994, no. 936, later sold in our room on 2nd April 2018, lot. 3005. Also a slightly larger one, now in the Victoria and Alberta Museum, published by R. Kerr, Chinese Ceramics, Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, London, 1986, fig. 25. See also another vase of the same form from Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, Tokyo, sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 8 April 2013, lot. 3067.
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