Lot 1167. A Longquan celadon carved jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The body is divided into five registers, each carved with bands of overlapping petals, and there are five upward-curved spouts issuing from the shoulder. The domed cover is similarly carved and has a shaped upturned rim and a bud-form finial. The jar and cover are covered with a translucent glaze of greyish-green color.
Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned 1962.
Literature: The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965, p. 68.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 - 22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center