01 septembre 2019

An unusual Longquan celadon bell, Yuan-Ming dynasty or later

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An unusual Longquan celadon bell, Yuan-Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1064. An unusual Longquan celadon bell, Yuan-Ming dynasty or later; 8 ¾ in. ( 23 cm.) highEstimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019.

The bell is carved with a band of the Eight Trigrams between borders of applied florets, and the rim and the shoulder are carved with wave bands, all below a handle formed by two mythical beasts, and all covered with a glaze of soft sea-green colorsoftwood stand, mallet.

Provenance: Private collection, Kansai, prior to the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019 
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