Lot 57. A Longquan celadon 'dragon' urn and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,710 - USD 10,280). Price realised GBP 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The exterior of the vessel is moulded and incised with overlapping stylised lotus petals below a moulded dragon chasing a small dog and a bird to the neck and shoulder. The cover is decorated by four vertical rows of curled flanges surmounted by a bird finial. Both the jar and cover are covered in a rich olive-green glaze.
Provenance: With Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London.
Sotheby's London, 10 November 2004, lot 537.
From the collection of a private European collector.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 5 November 2019