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    Sale 5101

    Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    9 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 23

    A rare carved Longquan celadon baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

    Price Realised  


    A rare carved Longquan celadon baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)
    the heavily potted jar carved in relief with a scrolling peony, the large blooms with cross-hatched stamens borne on thick leafy stems, the shoulders with a band of pendent petal panels below an incised classic scroll border, the waisted foot decorated with upright petals, all supported on an unglazed footrim burnt orange in the firing, the underside of the base countersunk in the centre, covered overall with a thick bubble-suffused green glaze - 11¾in. (30cm.) high.

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    George Eumorfopoulos, sold in London, 28th May 1940, lot 83.


    R.L.Hobson and A.L.Hetherington, The Arts of the Chinese Potter, PL.LXXI.
    R.L.Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection of Chinese, Korean and Persian Pottery and Porcelain, Vol.2., pl. XXXVII, no.B140


    Early Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London 1911, Catalogue, pl X111, no. B25