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Lot 26 - Auction 64

Estimate:
1.500,00-2.000,00 EUR
Starting price:
1.500,00 EUR
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A PAIR OF QINGBAI-GLAZED URNS AND COVER WITH APPLIED DECORATION
China, Southern Song dynasty

31 cm each

Rising on a circular foot, the globular shape of the body interrupted by the inclined shoulder with the lower side underlined by a high relief cord band, the cylindrical neck rising to a wide mouth, the domed cover with a bird-shaped handle, a rich applied decoration of stylized animals between the shoulder and the neck, both covered with a light greenish glaze, the body with overglaze brown stems.

Provenance: ambassador Francesco Rausi.
A pair of this kind of jars could be used in tombs, containing offerings to the dead. For a similar urn in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, see He Li, Chinese Ceramics. The New Standard Guide, San Francisco 1996, n. 299.


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