A copper red-decorated yuhuchunping , Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 882. A copper red-decorated yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); Height 10 3/8  in., 26.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

the pear-shaped body resting on a slightly splayed foot, sweeping to a slender waisted neck and flared rim, freely painted with two floral sprays between triple line borders, the neck with upright leaf-form lappets enclosing scrolls, the exterior, mouth and recessed base glazed white, the footring unglazed revealing the pinkish buff body.

ProvenanceChristie's London, 12th-13th May 1986, lot 164.

Note: Compare a similar vase included in the exhibition In Pursuit of the Dragon: Traditions and Transitions in Ming Ceramics, Seattle Art Museum, 1988, cat. no. 7, attributed to the mid-14th century. See two others of similar design: the first sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 7th May 2002, lot 566, the second sold at Christie's New York, 18th September 2014, lot 912. For an example painted with a lotus scroll, attributed to the first half of the 14th century, see one illustrated in Suzanne G. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989, pl. 131. 


A copper-red-decorated yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 9½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000 at Christie's New York, 18th September 2014, lot 912. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

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Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 Sep 2019