15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE GALSTER-IRELAND COLLECTION
A SMALL DEHUA ARCHAISTIC VESSEL, FANGDING
The rectangular vessel is raised on four supports decorated with S-shaped designs. The four sides are decorated with a band of taotie masks reserved on a key-fret ground beneath a narrower band of archaistic dragons, beneath the bail handles which rise from the flat rim.
4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) across
Acquired in New York prior to 1990.
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A similar, slightly larger, Dehua ding-shaped censer from the Hickley Collection is illustrated by R. Kerr and J. Ayers in Blanc de Chine, Porcelain from Dehua, Chicago, 2002, no. 86.
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