• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 185

    A RARE SMALL GUANYAO VASE

    SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE SMALL GUANYAO VASE
    SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
    Of pear shape with a slightly flaring cylindrical neck, covered with a pale slightly bluish grey-green glaze suffused with crackle, the foot rim left unglazed allowing the grey ware to fire to a reddish brown
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    Compare to similar miniature Guanyao pieces in the collections of R. B. Hobart and Sir Herbert Ingram, many of which were exhibited in Ju and Kuan wares, The Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 12 November - 13 December 1952.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's London, 22 January 1963, lot 41.
    Purchased from Messrs. Bluett & Sons, London, in 1963.
    The Plesch Collections (Cv13).