Ca. 1890-1905, 19th century
Guangxu period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with sang de boeuf / oxblood copper glaze
H: 23 cm, W: 22 cm (at widest point)
From a Portland, Oregon estate; old B. Altman & Co (New York) sticker with inventory number to base
A late Qing oxblood / Sang de Boeuf vase of transmutational copper red, heavily potted in the “zun” shape. The glaze is thick, glassy, and intensely red, with light crazing to surface and a dense texture. Typical of late Qing, the vase interior and base is covered with a ge-type glaze.
The label to reverse indicates that this vase was once for sale at B. Altman & Co in New York. There, Benjamin Altman founded his first store in 1865, opening a large flagship in the early 1900s, with a focus in catering to affluent clients.
Condition: excellent antique condition, with some original manufacturing/firing flaws. There is minor glaze imperfection to one area of the rim, and the foot is typically rough (with one section chipped). [Please view all pictures carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]