Lot 852. A Guan-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) highEstimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.

Well-potted with pear-shaped body tapering to a broad cylindrical neck, flanked by a pair of animal-head handles, covered overall with a greyish-blue glaze suffused with a clear crackle, the foot rim covered with a brown dressing.

Provenance: C. T. Loo Chinese Art (successor Frank Caro), New York, 14 April 1958.
The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago.

Exhibited: New York, Chinese Art Society, Imperial Ceramics of the 18th Century in the Sung Style, 29 November 1956-10 January 1957.

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