Lot 54. A glazed stoneware bottle vase, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 7 5/8 in., 19.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's.
rising from a short flaring foot, the compressed globular body surmounted by a long neck and a flat everted rim, the grayish body covered in a transparent glaze tinged with green and suffused with crackles over the white slip, pooling in the recesses and stopping irregularly above the foot.
Note: See a related vase, of similar size and shape, in the National Museum of China, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji. Gongyi meishu bian: Taoci [Complete series on Chinese art. Arts and crafts section: Ceramics], Shanghai, 1988-91, vol. 2, pl. 50.
Sotheby's. Song Tradition: Early Ceramics from the Yang De Tang Collection. New York, 17 mars 2015, 11:00 AM