Lot 1350. A pair of Zhejiang celadon carved five-spout jars and covers, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.
The ovoid body carved above the foot with rows of overlapping petals rising towards the ribbed upper body carved with diagonal striations and demi-foliate sprays on the top rib of one between the five upright tubular spouts, the domed cover with everted rim and carved with narrow overlapping petals below the bud-form finial, covered with a glaze of sea-green color.
Provenance: One: Sotheby's, New York, 8 November 1980, lot 152 (one of two).
Exhibited: One: Selections from the William and Winifred Corbin Collection of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Portland Art Museum, 1 - 29 March 1964, no. 4.
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