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]