A Langyao-red bottle vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's
the globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall in a thick bright raspberry-red glaze, streaking slightly down the sides and pooling just above the neatly trimmed tapering foot, the glaze further suffuse.d with a tight network of crackles, the base applied with a crackled straw glaze; 42 cm., 16 1/2 in Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD
PROVENANCE: Yamanaka & Co., no. 2 (according to label).
Sotheby's New York, 4th June 1982, lot 228
Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 08 Apr 11, Hong Kong www.sothebys.com