• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    A YAOZHOU CELADON CARVED BOWL

    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH-EARLY 12TH CENTURY

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    A YAOZHOU CELADON CARVED BOWL
    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH-EARLY 12TH CENTURY
    Well potted with deep, rounded sides rising to the everted rim, the exterior well carved with five flower sprigs and the interior divided into six petals by slender ribs of slip, all under a glaze of greyish-olive color, with a pale russet glaze on the neat ring foot; together with a Yueyao celadon chimera-form vessel, Western Jin dynasty, hollow modeled in a recumbent position, with combed and incised details, with a conical collar rising from the back, the grey ware covered with a finely crackled sea-green glaze
    Bowl 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam.; chimera 5 in. (12.7 cm.) long, boxes and stand (2)


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    Provenance

    Bowl: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
    Chimera: Ruth Dreyfus Collection, 1970.


    Exhibited

    Chimera: The Animal in Chinese Art, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1968, no. 146.
    Both: 3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.