Lot 1203. An eel-skin-glazed bottle vase, 18th century; 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm.) highEstimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 

The globular body tapers towards the foot and the tall cylindrical neck. It is covered overall with a smooth, finely mottled opaque glaze of dark and paler olive-green tones that thins to a brown color on the rim and shades to a darker brown above the foot, which is covered with a brown wash.

ProvenanceSamuel T. Peters Collection, no. 1060.
Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House Charitable Trust; Christie's New York, 2 December 1985, lot 285.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part II, 13 September 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza