A VERY RARE GUAN COMPRESSED JAR
A VERY RARE GUAN COMPRESSED JAR
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A VERY RARE GUAN COMPRESSED JAR

SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

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A VERY RARE GUAN COMPRESSED JAR
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
The jar has upright sides curving in towards the short neck, and is covered inside and out with a rich greyish-blue glaze suffused with golden crackle that pulls away from the rim, exposing the dark body. The base is similarly glazed.
2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm) diam., Japanese wood box
Provenance
The Property of V. W. Shriro, Esq.,Sotheby & Co., London, 28 May 1963, lot 89.
Private collection, Japan.

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Lot Essay

A very similar, but slightly larger Guan jar (3 5/8 in. diam.), is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyingtang Collection, vol. 1, London, 1994, p. 214, no. 374. Another similar example was sold at Sotheby & Co., London, 10th December 1968, lot 87.

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