A Yingqing double-gourd iron-spot splashed ewer and a small jarlet, China, Song dynasty

A Yingqing double-gourd iron-spot splashed ewer and a small jarlet, China, Song dynastyEstimate 1500/2000 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel

Small gourd-shaped ewer with plain handle. The shufu type qingbai glaze is spotted all over with iron oxide spots. H. 6,8-11,2 cm. The small jarlet with a short hairline to mouth

Provenance: Senta Wollheim Collection, no. OA 101/146 bought from Lempertz Cologne, sale 546, 13.6.1975, lot 2397 (the ewer) 

Note: A ewer of this type was included in the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong exhibition South-East Asian and Chinese Trade Pottery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1979, cat.no. 61; one recovered from a ship wrecked off the coast of Korea about AD 1323, is illustrated in Relics Salvaged from the Seabed off Sinan, Materials I, 1985, pl. 77, no. 112; and another example is currently on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015