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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 502

    A RARE YUEYAO CELADON FLASK

    WESTERN JIN DYNASTY, LATE 3RD-4TH CENTURY

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    A RARE YUEYAO CELADON FLASK
    WESTERN JIN DYNASTY, LATE 3RD-4TH CENTURY
    Of somewhat flattened globular form, raised on a spreading pedestal foot of oval section and applied on the narrow sides with a faceted lug below the shoulder and a pair of smaller faceted lugs set lower on the body, with a small animal mask suspending a fixed ring applied on each side below the short cylindrical neck, the sides and foot with bands of stamped decoration, all under a glaze of greyish-green color
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) high


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    A similar flask, minus its pedestal foot, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Charles B. Hoyt Collection, is illustrated in Unearthing China's Past, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1973, p. 134, no. 63, where the authors, Jan Fontein and Tung Wu, also illustrate, p. 135, fig. 65, a similar flask that still retains a foot similar to that seen on the present vessel, excavated from a Jin dynasty tomb near Nanking.

    Provenance

    Acquired in the late 1950s/early 1960s.