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    Sale 13755

    Classical Chinese Art from the Sui to the Song Dynasties

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3107

    A RARE YUE CELADON EWER

    LATE TANG DYNASTY, 9TH-10TH CENTURY

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    A RARE YUE CELADON EWER
    LATE TANG DYNASTY, 9TH-10TH CENTURY
    The ewer is finely potted with an ovoid body rising from short foot rising to a trumpet mouth, applied to one side with an octagonal tubular spout, the other side with a conjoined strap handle connecting the neck and body, covered overall with a satin-silk glaze of yellowish-olive tone.
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, box


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    Ewers of this type were first made in the Yue kilns during the mid-Tang period, and functioned as wine vessels. An almost identical example is in the collection of Shanghai Museum, currently on display at the museum. Another similar Yue ewer but of similar size (14.3 cm. high) and of slightly stouter form, is in the collection of the Palace Musuem, illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji - taoci (zhong), Shanghai, 1988, pl. 63 (fig. 1).

    Provenance

    Acquired in Japan in 1993