2014_NYR_02830_2197_000(a_guan-type_ribbed_bottle_vase_yongzheng_seal_mark_in_underglaze_blue)

Lot 2197A Guan-type ribbed bottle vase, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and possibly of the period; 13½ in. (34.4 cm.) highEstimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. 

The vase is heavily potted with a lobed body rising to a plain cylindrical neck which is flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles. The vase is covered overall with a pale blue glaze suffused with black and light brown crackle that ends in a neat line on the brown-dressed, unglazed foot ring. A Yongzheng seal mark is on the similarly glazed base.

Provenance: Christie's New York, 2 December 1985, lot 297

NoteAnother very similar Yongzheng-marked vase of the same form, from the Gordon Collection, was sold at Christie's New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1145.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014