A small Longquan celadon jar and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 740. A small Longquan celadon jar and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Price Realized $6,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

The jar is delicately potted with a compressed globular body and a flat circular cover. Both jar and cover are covered with a transparent pale green glaze suffused with a network of lighter crackle. The mouth rim, base and interior rim of the cover are left unglazed, cloth box. 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.