• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1343

    A LONGQUAN CELADON PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

    SOUTHERN SONG/YUAN DYNASTY, 12TH-14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LONGQUAN CELADON PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
    SOUTHERN SONG/YUAN DYNASTY, 12TH-14TH CENTURY
    The pear-shaped body surmounted by a slender neck rising to a flared mouth, covered overall with an attractive glaze of even sea-green tone, the unglazed foot ring burnt orange in the firing
    10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high


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    Compare the very similar Longquan celadon yuhuchunping dated to the Yuan dynasty excavated in 1983 in Taishun County, Zhejiang province, illustrated in Celadons from Longquan Kilns, Taipei, 1998, p. 187, no. 160. Other similar Longquan celadon vases have been sold in these rooms: one formerly in the J.M. Hu Collection, sold 15 September 2009, lot 342; and another sold 19 March 2008, lot 562. See, also, the Longquan celadon vase of similar proportions, but with tobi-seiji glaze, from the Ataka Collection, now in the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, illustrated in the catalogue, Exhibition of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1982, no. 23.

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