Two rare small Guan-type vessels, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1341. Two rare small Guan-type vessels, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 2 5/8 and 2¾ in. (6.7 and 7 cm.) highEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000Price realised USD 6,250© Christie's Image Ltd 2010. 

The first a zhadou of compressed form with flared rim, the second a bud-form ewer with curved spout and strap handle, both covered in a pale greyish-olive, crackle-suffused glaze stopping above the foot to expose the grey ware. (2) 

Provenance: Both: Richard B. Hobart Collection.

Exhibited: The zhadouJu and Kuan Wares: Imperial Wares of the Sung Dynasty, Related Wares and Derivatives of Later Date, Oriental Ceramic Society, London; 12 November - 13 December 1952, no. 55.
Both: Selections from the William and Winifred Corbin Collection of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Portland Art Museum, 1 - 29 March 1964, nos. 23 and 26.
Both: on loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010.

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