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A Small Guan-Type Mallet Vase, Song Dynasty - Photo Sotheby's

the cylindrical body tapering slightly towards the recessed base and surmounted by a tall columnar neck set with a wide everted mouthrim, covered overall in an even greyish-green glaze suffused with a subtle crackle, the footring left unglazed revealing the dark brown dressing; 15.9cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimation: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: Bluett's, London, 14th April 1920.
Collection of H.W. Lycett Green.
Bluett's, London, 7th September 1946.
Collection of Mrs. O. Harriman.

EXHIBITED: Nottingham Castle Museum, 1989-2012.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com