London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A CELADON GLAZED STONEWARE MYTHICAL BEAST SHAPED WATERPOT, CA. 4TH CENTURY
the large round mouth forming the spout, wood stand; a small celadon tapering vase, probably 10th Century, wood stand; a tripod cylindrical censer, covered with a thick crackled celadon glaze, Song Dynasty (960-1279); a miniature brown-glazed vase, possibly Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); a small Vietnamese blue and white jarlet, 15th Century; and a teadust glazed hemispherical bowl -- the first, 4in. (10.2cm.) wide. (6)
Plesch collection; acquired from Ormonde, London, 12th June 1999 (Cv 10B); from Bluett and Sons, London, July 1966 (Cv 11A); from Lemp, Zurich, Switzerland, January 1972 (Ch 13A); from Alice Ku, June 1985 (Cv 10); from Roger Keverne, London, December 1981 (Cv 6); from Gillingham, London, 1994 (Ch 11B).
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For similar celadon waterpots, see: Suzanne G. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989, p. 52, nos. 43-44.
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