Lot 3262. A copper-red decorated square vase, cong, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) highEstimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,060,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  

The vase is of archaistic shape, raised on a circular foot ring and the rectangular body of square cross-section. The exterior is decorated to each panel in pencil design with four arabesques centered by a floral bloom, surrounded by four bats and clouds, all within a border of angular scrolls. The shoulders are further decorated with a bat at each corner. The copper-red is of a deep ruby tone, box.

Provenance: The W.W. Winkworth Collection
Sold at Sotheby's London, 12 December 1972, lot 103
Sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 17 May 1988, lot 52

Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 26 November 2014