14 mars 2019

A Qingbai faceted covered ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

A Qingbai faceted covered ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 605. A Qingbai faceted covered ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279);  9in (23cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200)Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019

Of globular form, the body potted with eight facets, each with a recessed, slightly indented panel, set with a curved spout and opposing loop handle, the gently tapering octagonal neck fitted over with a conforming cover surmounted by a flori-form finial, all supported on a short conforming foot ring, applied overall with a green-tinged glaze stopping just short of the foot revealing the buff-colored biscuit.

Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes 
Acquired in New York City, 1 June 2003.

Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of Oxford Authentication Ltd. Thermoluminescence test no. P104a84, dated 27 January 2004.
Bonhams. Chinese Works of Art, New York, 18 March 2019

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