A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON FUNERARY JAR AND COVER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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the elongated ovoid body rising to a rounded shoulder comprised of two graduated rounded ridges and a short cylindrical neck, a large dragon modeled in high relief coiled around the shoulder and upper body, the horned head with jaws open, the body with pointed talons impressed with scales and ridged back, a row of molded upright leaves encircling the base, covered overall with a soft bluish-green glaze, the low domed cover surmounted by a recumbent dog-form knop (2)
Acquired in the 1940s or 50s and thence by descent.