Lot 851. A rare small Ru-type pear-shaped bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 5 ½ in. (13.9 cm.) highEstimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.

The ovoid body tapering towards the tall, cylindrical neck with lipped mouth rim, covered overall with a greyish-blue glaze suffused with a fine network of pale golden brown crackle, the foot rim covered with a brown dressing.

Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990.

Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020