Lot 1803. A blue-glazed square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 1/2 in. (29.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 343,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.
The rectangular body of archaistic form with characteristic circular foot ring and mouth rim, applied with a pair of moulded elephant-heads, each suspending a mock ring-handle, covered in a lustrous, dark violet-blue glaze, paling to lighter blue on extremities, high, stand and Japanese wood box.
Note: Compare a similar piece sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 26th April 2004, lot 1059..
Christie's Hong Kong. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 27 May 2008