03 avril 2009

A 'ge'-type octagonal vase. Seal mark and period of Daoguang

A 'ge'-type octagonal vase. Seal mark and period of Daoguang of square section with chamfered corners, the sides tapering gradually towards the base supported on a short splayed foot, covered overall with a thicky creamy-brown glaze suffused with a network of golden-stained crackles, inscribed on the base with the six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue. 33.5 cm., 13 1/8 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A Japanese Collection, by repute Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Apr 09. Hong... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2009

A fine 'ge'-type hexagonal vase, hu. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine 'ge'-type hexagonal vase, hu. Seal mark and period of Qianlong of sturdily potted hexagonal section, the shouldered body sitting on a splayed foot and rising to a waisted neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, covered overall with a thick soft grey glaze suffused with an irregular network of black crackling and golden threads, the glaze stopping neatly at the footring, the base inscribed with the six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue. 29.1 cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 1,200,000—1,500,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A... [Lire la suite]