• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 332

    A RARE SMALL QINGBAI OCTAGONAL BOTTLE AND COVER

    YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE SMALL QINGBAI OCTAGONAL BOTTLE AND COVER
    YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY
    The facets of the tapering body slightly concave and faintly carved with petals and clouds, within raised edges, with four small loops applied to the high shoulder, the conical cover of conforming shape with everted rim and small stem finial, covered in a transparent glaze of pale blue tone
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    Compare the very similar bottle and cover with carved decoration under the glaze included in the exhibition, Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 22 July - 11 September 1994, no. 105. See, also, the similar qingbai bottle and cover, without decoration, illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 3 (II), London, 2006, no. 1590. The collection also includes two other bottles of this rare shape in different wares; one, brown 'Ding', no. 1439, the other carved Yaozhou celadon, no. 1489, also with a cover. Both are dated Northern Song or Jin dynasty. A Yue ware example, without a cover, dated Tang/Five Dynasties is illustrated in In Pursuit of Antiquities, Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 22 December 1995 - 18 February 1996, no. 79.

    Provenance

    Spink & Son, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION