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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 562

    A LONGQUAN CELADON PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

    YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 13TH-15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LONGQUAN CELADON PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
    YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 13TH-15TH CENTURY
    The pear-shaped body raised on a knife-pared foot rim and surmounted by a slender neck rising to a flared mouth, covered overall with a glaze of even pale olive-green tone, the unglazed foot ring burnt orange in the firing
    10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) high


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    Compare the smaller Longquan celadon vase of similar form excavated from a shipwreck off the Korean coast included in the special exhibition at the National Museum of Korea, and illustrated in the catalogue, cultural Relics Found off the Sinan Coast, 1977, no. 42. The 'Sinan wreck,' as it is commonly referred to, was the wreck of a Chinese merchant ship that sank off the coast of Korea in 1323 while carrying a cargo of Chinese wares including a large group of Longquan celadons and other Chinese ceramics.

    Pre-Lot Text

    YUAN AND MING CERAMICS
    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION