Lot 2195. An unusual miniature gilded porcelain gu-form vase, 18th century; 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The exterior is gilded in contrast to the white interior.
Provenance: Offered Sotheby Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, 22 May 1984, lot 176.
Note: A similarly sized Yongzheng dish with lavender-blue glaze and identical mark is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing periods in the Zhuyuentang Collection, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005, p. 141, no. 73. Compare, also, a pair of Yongzheng dishes, of slightly smaller size, covered with what is described as a pale cobalt-blue glaze, in the Percival David Foundation, included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch'ing Monochromes, London, 1973, section 6, nos. B 560 and 561.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014