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A Large Twin-Handled Flambé Glazed Vase.
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

The heavily potted porcelain vase of zun form seated on a short squat foot with a globular body rising to a dramatic flared mouth. The vase flanked either side by a pair of single horned mythical beast handles resembling a tianlu with elongated tongues forming the handles of the vase.

The vase covered in a deep purplish-red glaze with striking blue flares throughout.

Height: 36.9 cm, 14 1⁄2” inches


Provenance: Private European collection

For a Yongzheng-marked vase of similar proportions see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum Beijing, Monochrome Porcelain, volume 37, no.255, p.279