19 March 2009
A RARE YUEYAO CELADON CARVED AND INCISED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
The domed cover finely carved in low relief with a long-tailed parrot in flight amidst the curving stems of two peonies, with incised details, and encircled by the raised edge of the sides, the box with corresponding upright sides above a tapering lower body raised on a spreading foot ring, covered inside and out with a glaze of soft grey-green color that continues over the foot to cover the convex base, the unglazed rims exposing the fine pale grey ware
4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam.
J.J. Lally & Co., New York, December 1986.
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Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 3 - 17 December 1986, no. 35.
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