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A Rare Carved 'Yaozhou' Celadon Wine Bottle, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD). Photo Stockholm Auktionsverk

of elegant, slender pear-shape, with a narrow, trumpet-shaped neck, resting on a low, neatly cut foot, the body carved and combed with a fanciful flower scroll, circling the vase in an undulating movement, its four trefoil blooms alternating on both sides to appear upright or pendant and the space between evenly filled with foliage, all covered with an olive-green celadon glaze that pools to a deeper tone in the recessed areas, height 30.5 cm; minor wear. Estimate SEK 800 000-900 000 ( 97 000-109 000)

Thermoluminescence Report from Laboratory Ralf Kotalla, 17 April 2012, (800 years +/- 20%), 

PROVENANCE: Swedish private Collection

LITERATURE: Compare with; Sotheby's catalogue, "Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art", London, 11 May 2011, lot 2
Compare with; He Li, "Chinese Ceramics. A New Standard Guide", London, 1996, pl. 247-251

Stockholm Auktionsverk. Fine Art & Antiques.  4-6 December 2012. http://auktionsverket.com