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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3324

    A RARE DEHUA FIGURE OF SEATED DAMO

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED HE CHAOZONG MARK

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    A RARE DEHUA FIGURE OF SEATED DAMO
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED HE CHAOZONG MARK
    The figure is superbly potted seated on a woven mat with voluminous robes gathered closely around him, with only his chest and one foot exposed, his eyes closed in meditation. The back is impressed with a double gourd-shaped He Chaozong seal mark.
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) high, box


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    Provenance

    The Carl Kempe Collection, Sweden, no. 623


    Literature

    Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 623
    Bo Gyllensvärd, ed., Oriental Ceramics, The Worlds Great Collections, Vol. 8, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, Tokyo, New York and San Francisco, 1982, pl. 259


    Exhibited

    The Oriental Ceramic Society, The Arts of the Ming Dynasty, London, 15 November to 14 December 1957, Catalogue no. 98 (fig. 1)