A green-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125) or later

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Lot 89. A green-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125) or later1412 in. (36.8 cm.) highEstimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020

Of ovoid form with a tall, ringed neck flanked by the spout and double-strap handle, the ewer is surmounted by a phoenix head below the flared, cup-shaped mouth.

Property from the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 2010.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas
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Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020