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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 181

    A RARE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON BALUSTER JAR AND COVER

    YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)

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    A RARE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON BALUSTER JAR AND COVER
    YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)
    The well-potted, globular body carved with a wide band of composite foliate scroll above a band of upright leaves, covered with an even glaze of olive-green tone stopping neatly above the foot rim, the mouth rim left unglazed and burnt brownish-orange in the firing, the cover with undulating scalloped edges, encircled by a similar foliate scroll pattern and surmounted by a stem finial, the rim on the underside left unglazed
    13 7/8 in. (35.3 cm.) high


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    A similarly carved jar of this form, without a cover, is illustrated by J. Ayers and R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, vol. I, London, 1986, p. 293, no. 216. Another related jar is illustrated, also by R. Krahl, in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. I, London, 1994, p. 306, no. 576. See, also, M. Medley, The Chinese Potter: A Practical History of Chinese Ceramics, Oxford, 1976, p. 149, fig. 110.

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