• Lot 84

    RARE VERSEUSE EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC

    CHINE, DYNASTIE YUAN, XIVEME SIECLE

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    RARE VERSEUSE EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC
    CHINE, DYNASTIE YUAN, XIVEME SIECLE
    De forme octogonale, reposant sur un pied évasé orné d'une corolle, la partie inférieure du corps rehaussée de larges pétales agrémentés chacun d'une pendeloque, la partie supérieure divisée en huit panneaux verticaux, six d'entre eux décorés en alternance de chrysanthèmes, pivoines, lingzhi, fleurs de mûrier et lotus, le col orné de pétales à motifs de flammes et de feuilles de bananier, une gueule de dragon féroce tentant d'attraper une perle enflammée représentée à la base du bec verseur, l'anse, l'extrémité du bec verseur et le couvercle en cuivre doré tombak du XVIIIème siècle ; le bec cassé et recollé
    Hauteur: 35,3 cm. (13 7/8 in.)


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    Faceted ewers of this type are rare, and the shape, as well as style of decoration, appear to be influenced by Islamic metal prototypes.
    See a Yuan octagonal blue and white double-gourd vase with identical floral panels and petal lappets on the upper part, exhibited at the Topkapi Saray Museum and illustrated in R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul - A Complete Catalogue - II - Yuan and Ming Dynasty Porcelains, London 1986, pl.577.
    A related octagonal covered ewer of this type discovered in a hoard that included other pieces of fourteenth century porcelain at Baoding, Hebei province, and now in the Hebei Museum, is illustrated by M. Medley, The Chinese Potter, New York 1976, fig.137, and again in Yuan Porcelain and Stoneware, London 1974, pl.39A.
    See also a very similar faceted Yuan ewer sold in our New York Rooms, 21 March 2002, lot 156.

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    Post Lot Text

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE EWER WITH TOMBAK GILT-COPPER COVER, HANDLE AND MOUNT
    CHINA, YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY