The ‘Harry Garner reticulated vase’ was rediscovered by Amsterdam-based art consultant Johan Bosch van Rosenthal. It previously belonged to two important collectors, Sir Harry M Garner (1891-1977) and Henry M Knight (1903-70).
The vase fits the description of a piece praised as a masterwork in 1742 that was displayed in the Qianqinggong (Palace of Celestial Purity).
It belongs to a small group of pierced, double-walled vases created under the stewardship of the eminent kiln supervisor Tang Ying (1682-1756) that include the famous ‘Bainbridge’ vase and its pair sold by Sotheby’s for HK$149m (£14.6m) in 2018. It will be offered for sale on July 11 with hopes of HK$70-90m.