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A VERY RARE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON VASE AND COVER
A VERY RARE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON VASE AND COVER

SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

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A VERY RARE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON VASE AND COVER
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
The vase is carved on the baluster body with stylised floral scroll above lotus lappets around the base. The cover with a foliate rim is surmounted by a bird-form finial. Both the vase and cover are covered with an unctuous glaze of soft sea-green tone.
9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Provenance
A Japanese private collection in Kyushu, purchased from Hirano Kotoken, Osaka, in the 1970s

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Compare with a vase of similar form in the Idemitsu Museum, illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, col. pl. 95.

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