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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 704

    A RARE YUEYAO CELADON CARVED AND INCISED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    10TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE YUEYAO CELADON CARVED AND INCISED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    10TH CENTURY
    The domed cover finely carved in low relief with a long-tailed parrot in flight amidst the curving stems of two peonies, with incised details, and encircled by the raised edge of the sides, the box with corresponding upright sides above a tapering lower body raised on a spreading foot ring, covered inside and out with a glaze of soft grey-green color that continues over the foot to cover the convex base, the unglazed rims exposing the fine pale grey ware
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    J.J. Lally & Co., New York, December 1986.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE PING Y. TAI FOUNDATION


    Exhibited

    Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 3 - 17 December 1986, no. 35.