14 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,125
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A LARGE QINGBAI FUNERARY JAR AND COVER
The lower ovoid body carved with bold peony scroll below a piecrust edge supporting thirteen mourning figures and the small arched body of a dragon, the tall ribbed neck encircled by the body of a large dragon and applied with the moon on a cloud, a dog, a bird and further figures standing on clouds, the conical cover surmounted by a crane, covered with a transparent glaze of pale blue-green color
31¾ in. (80.7 cm.) high
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Acquired prior to 1978.
3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.
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