Lot 3592. A Turquoise-Glazed Double-Gourd Vase, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. D 18.5cm. Sold for HKD 108,000 (Estimate HKD 40,000 - 80,000)© Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022

With a straight, slightly open mouth, sloping shoulders, and rounded abdomen, the upper abdomen smaller and waistless, the lower bearing a bulbous shape, and a rounded footrim. The bottle is covered with a peacock-green glaze throughout and the footrim is covered with a sesame paste glaze. The glaze is clear and bright, a rich blue-green colour, with a strong sense of glassiness and very fine fragmentation all over the underglaze. Underglaze marks can be faintly seen on the swirling billets, all of which are characteristic of Kangxi peacock-green glazes. This is an elegant, straightforward piece, beautifully decorated, with a lustrous glaze, full of fine flakes, and one of the few varieties of pigmented glaze from the early Qing dynasty.

Provenance: Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland.

Publication: Kang Ruijun, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume 2, London, 1994-2010, p. 250, no. 922.

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Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. A Romance Among Blooming Roses: The Meiyintang Collection of Three Dynasties Imperial Ceramics, Hong Kong, 2 Dec 2021