• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2832

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2010, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3105

    A RARE EARLY MING LONGQUAN CELADON PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

    HONGWU PERIOD (1368-1398)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE EARLY MING LONGQUAN CELADON PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
    HONGWU PERIOD (1368-1398)
    The elegant pear-shaped body raised on a spreading foot 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
    13 1/4 in. (33.5 cm.) high, wood stand, Japanese wood boxes


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    The shape of this vase is similar to those produced in the Imperial kilns in Jingdezhen decorated in underglaze-blue or underglaze-red, dated to the Hongwu period.

    An early Ming Longquan yuhuchunping of similar form in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is illustrated in Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2009, pp. 102-103, no. 49. A slightly smaller but similarly proportioned Longquan vase from the Idemitsu Collection dated to the late Yuan-early Ming dynasty is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Japan, 1987, pl. 587. Another Longquan vase, closer in size to the present example (33 cm. high) and dated to the early Ming dynasty was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 October 2003, lot 49. A Longquan yuhuchunping of more elongated proportions dating to the Yuan dynasty was excavated in 1984 in Qingtian County, Zhejiang, illustrated by Zhang Bai, Complete Collection of Ceramic Art Unearthed in China, Vol. 9 (Zhejiang), Beijing, 2008, p. 211, no. 211.

    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection, Gifu


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