An unusual Longquan celadon ewer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1176. An unusual Longquan celadon ewer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The deep, upright sides are vertically ribbed below the canted shoulder which is applied with four small molded flowers between the loop handle, spout and two opposing small applied loops. The vessel is covered overall with a glaze of blue-green color that thins on the raised areas and also covers the base.

ProvenanceYamanaka & Co., New York, 1943.
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. 70.

Exhibited: Yamanaka & Co., Inc., New York, Collection of Chinese and Other Far Eastern Art, 1943, no. 751A.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 - 22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center