A copper-red-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$2,400,000 – HK$3,500,000($310,000 – $450,000). Photo Christie’s Ltd 2014
The well-rounded body is potted with a narrow neck rising to a flaring mouth and supported on a short spreading foot ring. The vase is covered in a glaze of dark cherry-red colour. The interior and base are covered with a transparent glaze. 11 3/4 in. (23 cm.) high, box
Notes: Qianlong-marked vases of this type are included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum, Chinese Ceramics II, Tokyo, 1990, no. 697; and from the Hellebronth and Bernheimer collections, exhibited in Chinesische Keramik, Museum fur Ostasuatische Kunst, Cologne, 1988, and illustrated in the catalogue, no. 110.
CHRISTIES. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 26 November 2014, Convention Hall