Lot 1758. A Ge-type crackle-glazed faceted vase, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
Of square section with faceted corners, the exterior, interior of the neck and base covered with a pale grey-blue glaze suffused with black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with some pale golden brown crackle ('golden threads'), the bottom of the foot covered in a blackish dressing.
Provenance: Estate of Pyotr Ourspensky (1878-1947), and thence by descent within the family.
Note: A Daoguang-marked facted Guan-type vase of the same size is illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Hong Kong, 1983, p. 96, no. 85.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011