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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1737

    A RARE EARLY MING TIANBAI-GLAZED EWER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE EARLY MING TIANBAI-GLAZED EWER
    MING DYNASTY, 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY

    The ewer is elegantly potted with a wide pear-shaped body, the curved spout joined to the neck with a cloud-shaped strut opposite a broad looped handle finishing a trefoil, the rim cup-shaped and the shallow domed cover surmounted by a knop finial, all under an even milky-white glaze
    11½ in. (29 cm.) high, box


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    Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 31 March 1992, lot 551

    The form of the present ewer is closely related to late 14th early 15th century prototypes such as the Tianbai anhua-decorated ewer formerly in the Manno Art Museum, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 October 2002, lot 555.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    The Exquisite Chinese Artifacts, Collection of Ching Wan Society, National Museum of History, 1995, p. 155, no. 93