Lot 2171. A rare large Ru-type charger, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The charger has rounded sides that flare outwards at the rim, and is covered inside and out, and on the base, with a greyish-blue glaze suffused with icy crackle. The bottom of the foot is covered with a dark brown dressing in imitation of Song dynasty Ru wares.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014