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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 503

    AN UNUSUAL OLIVE-GLAZED STONEWARE OVOID BOTTLE

    SUI/TANG DYNASTY (581-907)

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    AN UNUSUAL OLIVE-GLAZED STONEWARE OVOID BOTTLE
    SUI/TANG DYNASTY (581-907)
    Heavily potted, the ovoid body tapering to a waisted neck below the finger-grooved mouth with everted rim, covered with a thin crackle-suffused glaze of yellowish-olive color continuing over the rim and falling in a somewhat irregular line on the lower body to expose the white slip and the fine grey ware, raised on a flared foot with flat base
    11 in. (28 cm.) high, box


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    A slightly smaller (26.4 cm.) vase of very similar form, also dated to the Tang dynasty, is illustrated in Zui To no Bijutsu, vol. 3, 1976, p. 10, no. 1-58.

    The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. P108y3 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1997.