Dealers in Chinese Antique porcelain and works of art, from the Ming period ( 1368 - 1644 ) and Ching periods ( 1644 - 1912 ).

A Flambe Glazed Imperial Bottle Vase, Qianlong 1736-1795.


The elegant pear-shaped body surmounted by a tall slender neck and raised on a short circular foot, all covered with a vivid lavender-blue glaze with large splashes of deep magenta, the base glazed brown and finely incised with the six character reign mark.


Condition: perfect


Provenance: Formerly a South American private collection.

cf. Sotheby`s Hong Kong, 8th April 2011, for a related Qianlong vase.

It is believed that flambe glazes were an eighteenth-century attempt to recreate Song dynasty Jun wares. Pieces with this distinctive abstract glaze were first commissioned by the Yongzheng Emperor (1723-1735) and remained popular during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. The two emperor`s fondness for such pieces reflects their admiration and reverence for classical Jun pieces of the Song. See R Kerr, Chinese ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, pp.75 and 78 for a more detailed discussion on this glaze.