• 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 322

    A VERY RARE JIAOTANXIA GUAN CUP

    SONG DYNASTY, 11TH/12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.

    Provenance

    Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION