Lot 37. A Longquan celadon bottle vase, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1644); 21.5 cm, 8½ in. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 EUR. Lot sold: 4,032 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the globular body rising from a tapered foot to a tall neck and everted dished rim, covered overall save for the footring with an attractive green crackeled glaze.
Property from the collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979).
Note: Other examples of this type include a vase sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 28th November 2019, lot 402, and another sold in our New York rooms, 11th September 2019, lot 776, from the collection of Edward T. Chow.
Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979), was an Italian scholar and the curator of the National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome. His publications include the writing of the catalogue of the Exhibition of Chinese Art / Mostra d'Arte Cinese at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice in 1954. He went to China for studies at the invitation of the Chinese government in 1957 and dedicated his life to research and teaching on Chinese art.