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A fine guan-type vase, hu, 17th-18th century

A fine guan-type vase, hu, 17th-18th century. Estimation 150,000200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

the pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a gently flaring rim, set with a pair of animal mask loop handles, applied overall with an opaque bluish-grey glaze suffused with a network of faint russet crackles, the glaze stopping neatly at the foot revealing the dark brown body; 17.5 cm., 6 7/8  in.

PROVENANCE: Collection of Edward.T. Hall (no. 190).
Christie’s London, 7th June 2004, lot 177

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong | 08 oct. 2014, 03:00 PM