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Foo dog Longquan celadon ware water dropper (5290)

W 75mm H 55mm

Ref: WEB1081

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Longquan celadon ware ewer with silver handle (5277)

W 100mm H 138mm

Ref: WEB1067

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Song Dynasty, Yaozhou celadon ware bowl (5275)

W 210mm H 80mm

Ref: WEB1068

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Song Dynasty celadon ware deep dish (5268)

W 220mm H 55mm

Ref: WEB1069

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Song Dynasty, Yaozhou Celadon ware carved bowl (5276)

W 100mm H 43mm

Ref: WEB1070

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Yuan dynasty (1270-1368)

Longquan kilns, Zhejiang, China. 

D: 46cm

Robustly potted, the centre crisply incised with two flowering peony stems and leaves encircled by a wide band of flowerheads and scrolling foliage, paper label for Bluett & Sons with stock no.3191, London, 46cm.

Provenance: Sotheby's, 30th June 1937, lot 130, purchased by Bluett's for £11:10, and later sold to the London-based collector E M B Ingram. The collection of Andrew Williams Esq., Oxfordshire. 

(5452)

WEB1181

 

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A CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON GU-SHAPED VASE

EARLY MING DYNASTY

With a plain body and a tall flared neck, decorated with an unctuous green glaze, 23.5cm.

Provenance: formerly from an English private collection, acquired in the mid 20th century. (5527)

WEB1171

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Porcelain with celadon glaze. 

Kangxi Period (AD 1662-1722).

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, South Central China.

H: 22.3cm D: 12.5cm

An elegant prunus vase or ‘meiping’, with full rounded shoulders that tapers down before it flares outwards at a gentle angle towards the foot, surmounted by a short and everted neck. The central band is wide and exhibits beautifully incised peony scrolling amidst dense foliage, while the lower section is draped by a band of lotus leaves. The vessel is covered overall in a pale olive-green celadon glaze, with exceptions to the rims on the foot and mouth, both covered in a white glaze.

The ‘meiping’ shape started to appear from the Song dynasty (AD 960-1279) and quickly became popular for its use to contain and serve wine, with all the major kilns producing these vessels. The primary function as a wine container continued throughout the Ming dynasty (AD 1368-1644), but had now become multi-functional, used as a ritual vessel and also to hold flowers. The Qing dynasty witnessed a changed in the primary function of these vases to hold various flowers, particularly the prunus. Symbolising the vitality of life and the endurance through hardship, the prunus branch was loved by all in China. 

Provenance:

  • Frank Caro (successor to C.T.Loo), NY, acquired from Roger Keverne LTD, London on 1st October 2007.
  • The Langsdorf Collection of Qing Dynasty Porcelain, collection no: 266.4818

WEB1202

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Song Dynasty

Celadon lotus bowl with deep straight sides, which are carved on the exterior with overlapping petals and the bowl is covered inside and out below the unglazed rim with an unctuous bluish-green glaze.

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WEB1292

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A pair of cylindrical vases.

W 100mm H 290mm

Ref: WEB1

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