A 'Longquan' 'guan-type' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 529. A 'Longquan' 'guan-type' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 500 — 750 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008

the globular body rising from a short tapering foot to a tall cylindrical neck with everted rim, flanked by a pair of tubular handles, covered overall in a bluish-green glaze suffused with a matrix of golden crackles.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 05 Nov 2008