20 September 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DEANE F. JOHNSON, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE JOHNSON CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUST AND THE DEANE F. JOHNSON ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH FOUNDATION*
AN UNUSUAL SMALL QINGBAI WATER DROPPER
SONG/YUAN DYNASTY, 12TH-14TH CENTURY
Of low domed form, the spout in the form of a dragon head and the slender handle terminating in the dragon's scrolled tail, covered with a glaze of pale aquamarine tone falling short of the flat base to expose the fine white ware
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long, stand
Peter Harris Collection, England.
Chait Galleries, New York.
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London, Oriental Ceramic Society, Song Dynasty Wares: Ting, Ying Ch'ing and Tz'u Chou, 1949, no. 50.
A similar dragon-head spout can be seen on a qingbai water dropper of different form illustrated in Zhongguo taoci quanji, vol. 16, Song Yuan qingbai ci, Shanghai, 1984, no. 134.
This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
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