6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
A GLAZED POTTERY GUARDIAN ROOF TILE, MING DYNASTY, 15TH/17TH CENTURY
the guardian figure standing on a semi-cylindrical roof tile in a defensive stance, his legs open over a cloud scroll, his shoulder and head turned towards his right side, his wrists clasped to his chest, all covered with a turquoise and dark blue glaze -- 14¼in. (36.2cm.) high.
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Exhibited by the Oriental Ceramic Society, The World in Colours, An exhibition of ceramics with coloured decoration dating from 700 to 1920 belonging to members of the Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 25th April - 24th June 2006, p. 25, no. 32.
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Plesch collection (Cs36); acquired in London from R.& D. Coombes, 14th March 1900.