22 août 2018

A small Longquan celadon chrysanthemum-form cup, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

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Lot 276. A small Longquan celadon chrysanthemum-form cup, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 3½ in. (9 cm.) diamEstimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000Price realised USD 3,120. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007

The deep, rounded sides rising from the small ring foot to the scalloped rim and carved inside and out as chrysanthemum petals, covered overall with a soft sea-green glaze thinning on the ribs and ending in a line above the edge of the foot to expose the buff ware, the convex base similarly glazed, box.

ProvenanceCollection of Dickson Reck, purchased in China or Japan in the 1930s or 1940s. 

NoteCompare the similar cup of the same date included in the exhibition, Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, 22 July - 11 September 1994, pp. 168-9, no. 66. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007


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