15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 43,750
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A VERY RARE JIAOTANXIA GUAN CUP
SONG DYNASTY, 11TH/12TH CENTURY
With rounded sides supported on a ring foot, one side applied with a loop handle surmounted by a triangular thumb rest, covered in a crackled greyish-green glaze pulling away from the thin lip and exposing the dark brown ware
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) across, box
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Compare a nearly identical Guan cup of the same size, referred to as a brushwasher, included in the exhibition, The Arts of the Sung Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1959-60, vol. 32, pl. 63, no. 164.
Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.
PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION