Lot 729.A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'floral' vase and cover, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1126). Height 12 1/8 in., 30.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
the baluster body rising from a short foot to a waisted neck and everted cup-shaped mouth, the shoulder set to either side with a pair of small loops, the body deftly combed and incised around the exterior with wide band of peony bloom meander, the domed cover incised with a frieze of radiating lotus petals below a petal form flange and pierced bud-form knop, covered overall in an olive-green glaze stopping neatly at foot, the base unglazed revealing the burnt orange body (2).
Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson (1867-1963).
Bequest to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in 1964 (acc. no. 1964.819a-b).
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 september 2019