A Longquan celadon-glazed  'Dragon' funerary urn and cover, Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 9. A Longquan celadon-glazed  'Dragon' funerary urn and cover, Song dynasty (960-1127). 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,488 - USD 15,732)© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The exterior of the vessel is moulded and incised with overlapping stylised lotus petals below a moulded dragon chasing a small dog and a bird to the neck and shoulder. The cover is decorated by four vertical rows of curled flanges surmounted by a bird finial. Both the jar and cover are covered in a rich olive-green glaze.

ProvenanceWith Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London.
Sotheby's London, 10 November 2004, lot 537.
From the collection of a private European collector. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7 November 2017, London