14 mars 2019

A Qingbai ewer, cover and warmer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

A Qingbai ewer, cover and warmer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 602. A Qingbai ewer, cover and warmer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9 1/2in (24.1cm) high overall. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100)Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019

The ewer potted with a deep bowl-shaped body and canted shoulder leading to a cylindrical neck, the shoulder incised with a dense pattern of blossoms and leaves, and set with an arched strap handle opposite a slender curved spout, the tubular cover surmounted by a mythical beast, the sides of the deep bowl-shaped warmer incised with a similar pattern of blossoms and leaves and supported on a tall foot ring, the surfaces all covered with a translucent glaze pooling in shades ranging from olive to bluish green.

Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 10 September 2001

Bonhams. Chinese Works of Art, New York, 18 March 2019

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