A Zhejiang celadon-glazed four-spouted jar and a cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

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Lot 121. A Zhejiang celadon-glazed four-spouted jar and a cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 11 3/8 in., 29 cmEstimate 5,000 — 7,000 USDLot sold 8,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's

of ovoid form, the body carved above the foot with a row of upright lotus petals below three concentric stepped bands, two carved with vertical lines, the third plain and set with four short  cylindrical spouts,  the domed cover with everted rim and carved with narrow overlapping petals below the bud-form finial, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color.

Provenance: Collection of Captain S. N. Ferris Lubushez, USN (1896-1984)
Sotheby's New York, 18th November 1982, lot 83.
Collection of George H. Kroll, Houston, Texas from 1982 to 1995 and thence by descent

Exhibited: University of Maryland Art Gallery, 'Chinese Art from the Ferris Luboshez Collection', March 23-April 30, 1972, Catalogue, no. 197, fig. 8.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012