Description A Chinese yellow-glazed archaistic vessel, Xing
Guangxu six-character mark and probably of the period
Decorated with scrolling vines, geometric scrolls, and a honeycomb diaper across the body, flanked by two lion head handles, raised on three lobed foliate feet, with a rich yellow glaze, underside marked.
H: 9 3/4 in.
Acquired in China by the grandparents of the present owner in the 1950's.
Thence by descent.
NOTE: For another example of this form, Tongzhi mark and period, see Christie's, New York, November 20, 1990, lot 226; See also a similar example with incised six-character Guangxu mark in "Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing", Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, catalogue no. 143 and p. 17 for a reproduction of a page from "Illustrated Regulations for Ceremonial Paraphernalia of the Qing Dynasty", illustrating a Xing and cover. See also Evelyn S. Rawski and Jessica Rawson, "China, The Three Emperors 1662-1795", London, 2005, p. 125 no. 36 for a white-glazed Xing and cover, Qianlong period.
Condition Report Abrasions to lip, scratches to interior, scattered small glaze pits, fine craquelure with some darkening above feet; glaze chip to base of one handle, otherwise overall very good condition, slight firing crack to inside of one foot juncture; partial slight firing crack to interior along bottom; surface soiling. 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.