Lot 1048. A very rare Ge-type mallet vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 6 1⁄2 in. (16.6 cm.) high. Price realised USD 1,134,000 (Estimate USD 400,000 – USD 600,000). © Christie's 2022
The vase has a slightly tapering cylindrical body rising to an angled shoulder below a tall cylindrical neck and is covered with a greenish-blue glaze suffused with a black crackle that extends to the foot, which is covered with a black wash.
Provenance: Dr. Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection.
Céramique Chinoises Provenant de Deux Collections Européennes; Sotheby's Paris, 12 June 2008, lot 97.
Eskenazi Ltd., London.
Literature: B. Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, p. 75, no. 194.
Chinese Ceramic Treasures, A Selection from Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, including the Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, pp. 406-407, no. 413.
Exhibited: Ulricehamn, Chinese Ceramic Treasures, A Selection from Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, including the Carl Kempe Collection, 2002.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022