Lot 256. A copper-red-glazed vase (fanghu), Xuantong mark and period (1908-1911). Height 11 1/2 in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's
of archaic bronze form, with a pear-shaped body of square section, rising to a broad neck with indented corners, flanked by tubular handles, covered with a rich red glaze deepening in tone towards the corner edges where the glaze thins to a pale color, the base unglazed, six-character incised mark.
Provenance: Vermeer & Griggs Collection, Los Angeles.
Kenneth Langsdorf Collection, St. Louis.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012