02 septembre 2019

A white-glazed 'lion' seal, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1664)

A white-glazed 'lion' seal, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1664)

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Lot 1003. A white-glazed 'lion' seal, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1664)2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high. Estimate 2,000 - USD 4,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.

The seal of square section is surmounted by a lion, with its head turned sharply to one side. The seal face is carved with a three-character name. It is covered overall with an ivory-white glaze with faint crackles. 

Property from a Princely Collection.

ProvenanceDr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden. 
Early Chinese White, Green and Black Wares; Sotheby's London, 14 May 2008, lot 290.

Literature: B. Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 347. 

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


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