Lot 45. A 'Longquan' celadon lotus bud water dropper, Song Dynasty; 4cm., 1 5/8 inEstimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,035 - 2,713 EUR). Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's

in the form of a lotus bud, the shoulder set with a curved spout opposite a loop handle, applied overall with a greyish celadon glaze stopping unevenly above the foot, Japanese wood box; together with a white-glazed ruyi-shaped box and cover, and a white-glazed stemcup, Japanese wood boxesQuantité: 7.

Exhibition: Ruyi-shaped box and cover:
Tokubetsu tenji go: Higashi Asia no futamono [Special exhibition box and cover: Eastern Asian box and cover], Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Osaka, 1984, cat. no. 46.

Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 10:00 AM