3 November 2009
A RARE SMALL GUANYAO VASE
SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
Of pear shape with a slightly flaring cylindrical neck, covered with a pale slightly bluish grey-green glaze suffused with crackle, the foot rim left unglazed allowing the grey ware to fire to a reddish brown
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
Sotheby's London, 22 January 1963, lot 41.
Purchased from Messrs. Bluett & Sons, London, in 1963.
The Plesch Collections (Cv13).
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Compare to similar miniature Guanyao pieces in the collections of R. B. Hobart and Sir Herbert Ingram, many of which were exhibited in Ju and Kuan wares, The Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 12 November - 13 December 1952.
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