• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    A GROUP OF FIVE SOAPSTONE VESSELS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 206)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF FIVE SOAPSTONE VESSELS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 206)
    all of cream ivory tone, comprising two stem cups, each with thin long straight sides raising from a tall foot; a mountain censer and carved cover (po shan lu); a tripod vessel and cover, with short spout and long rectangular handle; and an ear cup of typical form -- The highest, 4¼in. (10.8cm.) high. (7)


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    Provenance

    First and Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 31st July 1965; Third to Fifth: J.T. Tai & Jen Chai, New York, 10th November 1965.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that there are five pieces in this lot.


    Literature

    Third and Fourth: John Hadley Cox, An Exhibition of Chinese Antiquities from Ch'ang-sha, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1939, fig. 6.