Lot 1342. A rare Longquan Guan-type cup, 13th-14th century; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.
With rounded sides supported on a ring foot, one side applied with a loop handle surmounted by a shaped thumb rest, covered all over in a crackled greenish-brown glaze.
Exhibited: Selections from the William and Winifred Corbin Collection of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Portland Art Museum, 1 - 29 March 1964, no. 25.
On loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010.
Note: Compare a Guanyao cup of similar shape, referred to as a brushwasher, included in the exhibition, The Arts of the Sung Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1959-60, vol. 32, pl. 63, no. 164. See, also, the slightly smaller (10.5 cm.) example sold in these rooms, 15 September 2009, lot 322.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010