Christies Highlights May 30 2012 Hong Kong
MAGNIFICENT AND RARE CELADON-GLAZED ARCHAISTIC VASE, HU
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Price Realized: $3,709,725
- Lot Description
|Qianlong Mark and Period Celadon Vase,
Christies, Hong Kong, May 30, 2012
The vase is well potted in baluster form with an angular sloping shoulder rising to a broad waisted neck surmounted by a galleried rim. It is finely moulded and carved all around with five registers of archaistic scrollwork, the central frieze with an undulating band filled with formal ring and hook motifs, between bands of stylised dragons, and with lappet borders at the extreme ends. It is covered with an even glaze of soft sea-green tone.
15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm.) high, stand, Japanese wood box
According to the Japanese inscription written on the box, the present vase was previously in the possession of Zai Zhen (1876-1948), son of Yikuang, the fourth Prince Qing, great-great-grandson of the Qianlong Emperor, Minister of Foreign Affairs and later Prime Minister at the Imperial Court
Collection of Shoken Kotaigo, wife of Emperor Meiji
The property of a Japanese collector, sold at Sotheby's London, 16 May 2007, lot 121.