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Lot 18 - Auction 64

Estimate:
2.500,00-3.000,00 EUR
Starting price:
2.500,00 EUR
Current bid:
0,00 EUR


A PAIR OF AMBER-GLAZED CERAMIC ‘PHOENIX HEAD’ VASES
China, Liao dynasty





40 cm high each

The high-shouldered vases with tall ribbed neck ending in a phoenix head just below a foliated cup mouth, the exterior covered with an amber glaze stopping short of the unglazed foot, the body of a piece with a fine incised decoration of flowers.


Provenance: ambassador Francesco Rausi.
A similar vase is in the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath (see B. Shane McElney, The Museum of East Asian. Inaugural Exhibition. Volume I – Chinese Ceramics, Bath 1993, n. 55); another comparable example is in the Minneapolis Institute of Art (inv. n. 95.33.1).


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