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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 556

    A RARE JIAOTIANXIA FLUTED PEAR-SHAPED VASE

    SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

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    Estimate

    A RARE JIAOTIANXIA FLUTED PEAR-SHAPED VASE
    SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
    The bulbous, fluted body rising to a tapered neck with flared rim, supported on a high, splayed foot, covered overall with a finely crackled greenish-yellow glaze, neck restored; together with a group of seven Guanyao shards, the greyish stoneware body covered with an attractive crackled bluish-green glaze of even tone
    The vase 7 in. (17.7 cm.) high, the shards 2 to 3/1/4 in. (5.2 to 8.3 cm.) across, Japanese wood boxes (8)


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    Provenance

    Japanese Private collection, acquired 1930s-1940s.