Description A Chinese "Guan"-type glazed vase, Fang Hu
Yongzheng mark and possibly of the period
The body of rectangular section and decorated in a pale greenish-grey crackled glaze, flanked by a pair of lug handles at the neck, a sinuous foliate patterned band likewise molded to the neck, a pair of symmetrical rectangular apertures pierce both sides of the slightly everted foot, the underside of the footring with a greyish-brown dressing; the underside inscribed with six character sealmark: "Da Qing Yongzheng Nian Zhi" in cobalt blue.
H: 12 1/2 in.
Acquired by the present owner from Nuri Farhadi, New York circa 1980s
NOTE: for a similar example with molded band at the shoulder, with Ge-type glaze, and brown-dressed foot, see the vase sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, October 30, 2002, lot 236 and another larger example, with less pronounced crackle, and brown-dressed foot, sold Sotheby's, New York, March 27, 2003, lot 58. See also a slightly larger example with similar glaze and without molded band, from the collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, sold Christie's, New York, March 16, 2015, lot 54, where a larger example with molded band in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei is noted.
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