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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 430

    A RARE LOBED GUANYAO VASE

    SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

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    A RARE LOBED GUANYAO VASE
    SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
    Of Jiaotanxia type, the body of pear shape molded with eight lobes rising from the spreading foot of conforming outline and rising to a flared mouth rim, covered overall with a pale slightly bluish gray-green glaze suffused with golden crackle, the foot rim left unglazed allowing the grey ware to fire to a reddish brown
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high, box


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    A very similar vase from the Jiaotanxia (Suburban Altar) site at Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, and now in the Seattle Art Museum, is illustrated by Trubner et. al., in the catalogue, Asiatic Art in the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1973, p. 167, no. 121. Compare, also, the Jiaotanxia Guanyao vase of this form illustrated by Hasebe in Sekai toji zenshu, vol. 12, Tokyo, 1977, p. 225, fig. 79.

    Provenance

    New York private collection since 1991.