Longquan celadon carved jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

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.

LiteratureThe 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