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7 janvier 2020

An unusual celadon-glazed carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, 18th century


Lot 1361. An unusual celadon-glazed carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, 18th century; 12½ in. (31.7 cm.) tallEstimate GBP 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised GBP 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013. 

Imitating Longquan celadon, the swelling body is finely carved with a broad band of leafy, peony scroll between borders of ruyi heads above and upright leaf tips below. The neck and shoulder are encircled by bands of classic scroll, key fret and petal lappets below the trumpet-shaped mouth. The vase is covered overall with a glaze of olive-green color, and the foot and seven 'faux' spur marks on the base are covered with a brown dressing.

Note: This unusual vase is based on Longquan celadon wares of the Yuan and Ming dynasties, such as the Yuan dynasty pear-shaped vase with very similar carved design illustrated by Zhu Boqian in Celadons from Longquan Kilns, Taipei, 1998, p. 188, no. 161.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of ArtNew York, 19 - 20 September 2013