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A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON 'PHOENIX' VASE
A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON 'PHOENIX' VASE
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A VERY RARE LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PHOENIX’ VASE

NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127)

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A VERY RARE LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PHOENIX’ VASE
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127)
The ribbed neck is flanked by a pair of moulded phoenixes above the baluster body, carved in relief with four registers of overlapping lotus petals. The lotus petals are detailed with finely incised lines denoting the veining of the leaves. It is covered overall with a pale green glaze with a slight yellow tint.
12 3⁄4 in. (32.3 cm.) high, box
Provenance
An old English collection, acquired in the early 1970s
Exhibited
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, The Multiplicity of Simplicity - Monochrome wares from the Song to the Yuan dynasties, 2012, no. 64
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Compare to a Northern Song dynasty Yue celadon vase with dish-shaped mouth and bow-string bands on the neck, exhibited in Mostra DArte Cinese/ Exhibition of Chinese Art, Venice, 1954, cat.no.398. See also a Northern Song dynasty Ding vase, illustrated in Sekai toji zenshu, vol.2, Tokyo, 1977, p. 161.

Compare with a similar Longquan vase with a plain neck in the Longquan Museum, Zhejiang Province.

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