London, South Kensington
13 November 2015
A LONGQUAN CELADON DRUM-SHAPED JAR WITH SPRIG-MOULDED DECORATION
SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368)
The jar is decorated to the gently rounded sides with a relief moulded band of meandering peonies, linked by leafy stems formed of trailed slip, all between two rows of bosses. It is covered overall in a glaze of sea-green tone pooling within the crevices and thinning at the raised areas. The mouth and foot rim are left unglazed and burnt orange in the firing.
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.
With Linart Ltd., London, 19 February 1999.
Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013).
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Compare the current jar to a slightly larger one, also dating to the Song-Yuan dynasty, but with additional twin-handle decoration, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, lot 1331.
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