• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 179

    A CELADON GLAZED STONEWARE MYTHICAL BEAST SHAPED WATERPOT, CA. 4TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CELADON GLAZED STONEWARE MYTHICAL BEAST SHAPED WATERPOT, CA. 4TH CENTURY
    the large round mouth forming the spout, wood stand; a small celadon tapering vase, probably 10th Century, wood stand; a tripod cylindrical censer, covered with a thick crackled celadon glaze, Song Dynasty (960-1279); a miniature brown-glazed vase, possibly Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); a small Vietnamese blue and white jarlet, 15th Century; and a teadust glazed hemispherical bowl -- the first, 4in. (10.2cm.) wide. (6)


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    For similar celadon waterpots, see: Suzanne G. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989, p. 52, nos. 43-44.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; acquired from Ormonde, London, 12th June 1999 (Cv 10B); from Bluett and Sons, London, July 1966 (Cv 11A); from Lemp, Zurich, Switzerland, January 1972 (Ch 13A); from Alice Ku, June 1985 (Cv 10); from Roger Keverne, London, December 1981 (Cv 6); from Gillingham, London, 1994 (Ch 11B).