08 décembre 2019

A rare Guan-type mallow-shaped washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

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Lot 463. A rare Guan-type mallow-shaped washer, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  inEstimate HKD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot Sold 237,500 HKD© Sotheby's.

moulded to the almost flat top with six swaying mallow petals, covered overall save for the footring with a pale blue glaze suffused with a network of grey crackles.

Provenance: Collection of Zhu Shennong (1894-1962) and thence by descent in the family.

Note: Zhu Shennong (1894-1962), a native of Jiangyang in Jiangsu province, was a ninth-generation practitioner of Chinese medicine. Renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries on renal health and Xiayang zheng, he also published the seminal Xiayangzheng zhi. His collection of Chinese art had a predominant focus on Qing porcelains. 

Sotheby'sChinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019

 


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