3208
3208
A RARE QINGBAI 'PHOENIX-HEAD' EWER
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000180,000
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3208
A RARE QINGBAI 'PHOENIX-HEAD' EWER
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000180,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Song Ceramics from a Distinguished Private Collector

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Hong Kong

A RARE QINGBAI 'PHOENIX-HEAD' EWER
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
the gently tapered body rising to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a tall slender neck rising to a flaring lobed rim, the lower section of the neck bordered with two concave grooves, the upper section modelled with a phoenix head detailed with a curved beak and shapely slender eyes below the stylised rim, the body of the ewer flanked by a short curved spout and a strap handle issuing from the neck to the shoulder, covered overall with a clear blue-tinged glaze falling short of the countersunk base revealing the white body
14.8 cm, 5 3/4  in.
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Provenance

Galaxie Company, Hong Kong, prior to 1990.

Catalogue Note

It is rare to find a qingbai ewer of this complex form, potted with a ferocious phoenix head. The phoenix head is reminiscent of the famous qingbai phoenix-head ewer, created without a handle, in the British Museum, illustrated in R.L. Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection, vol. 1, London, 1926, pl. LXXIII. Compare also a qingbai bottle vase with phoenix head from the Manno Art Museum, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28th October 2002, lot 519.

Song Ceramics from a Distinguished Private Collector

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Hong Kong