A rare Longquan celadon zhadou

Lot 1312. A rare Longquan celadon zhadou, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 USD 15,000Price realised USD 27,500© Christie's Image Ltd 2010. 

With compressed globular body rising to a tall neck and flared rim, covered overall, and on the base, with an unctuous glaze of sea-green tone, the foot rim left unglazed exposing the buff grey ware, wood stand.

Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1940s.

Note: A very similar, though larger (15.9 cm. high), Longquan celadon zhadou, dated to the Song dynasty, was sold Sotheby's, New York, 31 March 2005, lot 33. See, also, the smaller (8.6 cm. high) example dated to the late Northern Song dynasty, illustrated by Zhu Boqian in Celadons from Longquan Kilns, Taipei, 1998, p. 171 no. 143.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010