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A multi-mouth Ru-type glazed porcelain vase, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong mark and  period (1736-1795). Photo Sotheby's 

de forme circulaire reposant sur un pied bombé, le col principal entouré de six cols secondaires, recouvert d'une belle glaçure céladon bleu-gris, marque à six caractères en bleu sous couverte à la base ; fêle restauré autour du corps et à la base, égrenures et petits éclats aux bords; 25 cm, 9 13/16 in. ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 42,750 EUR

AUTHENTICATION: This shape is recorded as a Qianlong form in Geng Baochang, Ming Qing ciqi jianding, Hong  Kong, 1993, p. 265, fig. 13.

Compare a vase of similar shape but with a different design also from the Qianlong period in The National Palace Museum in Taipei, illustrated in Gems of the Official Kilns, Taipei, 1993, p. 158.

Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie. paris, 8 juin 2011 www.sothebys.com