2019_CKS_17114_0057_000(a_longquan_celadon_dragon_urn_and_cover_southern_song_dynasty) (1)

Lot 57. A Longquan celadon  'dragon' urn and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) highEstimate 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.

ProvenanceWith 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