• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 82

    A LARGE QINGBAI FUNERARY JAR AND COVER

    13TH-14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE QINGBAI FUNERARY JAR AND COVER
    13TH-14TH CENTURY
    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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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1978.


    Exhibited

    3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.