Description A Chinese "claire de lune" or pale celadon-glazed pouring vessel, Huajiao
Yongzheng six-character seal mark and possibly of the period
Decorated with lobed "chrysanthemum-petals" to shoulder and body, the underside marked "Da Qing Yongzheng Nian Zhi", traces of a dark dressing to the polished footring.
H: 9 3/4 in.
Acquired from a New Jersey estate by the present owner.
NOTE: For another example of this form, from the Meiyintang collection, glazed white and with an incised foliate scroll band around the waist, see Christie's Hong Kong, April 8, 2013, lot 3050, where the form, both with and without handles, is discussed, as are other examples, variously glazed and decorated, in the Palace Museum, Beijing and other collections. See also the celadon-glazed example with incised foliate band in the Avery Brundage Collection at the Asian Arts Museum, San Francisco, no. B60P13, and another, sold Christie's, Hong Kong, May 28, 2014, lot 3305. See also a blue and white-decorated example with handle, sold Christie's London, November 7, 2006, lot 196
Condition Report Overall good condition, tiny dark spots, wear to rim of foot. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Freeman's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Freeman's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Freeman's. For that reason, Freeman's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.