29 March 2006
A CELADON BOTTLE VASE
SONG DYNASTY OR LATER
With globular body raised on a slightly spreading tall ring foot and surmounted by a tall neck rising to a flared rim, covered overall with a crackle-suffused glaze of pale brown color falling to the edge of the foot to expose the red-fired ware
8¼ in. (21 cm.) high, wood stand
Mathias Komor, New York.
Collection of William B. Jaffe, New York.
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