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PROPERTY FROM THE XINYANGTANG COLLECTION

A RARE PAIR OF LONGQUAN CELADON JARS AND COVERS
SONG – MING DYNASTY
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
611

PROPERTY FROM THE XINYANGTANG COLLECTION

A RARE PAIR OF LONGQUAN CELADON JARS AND COVERS
SONG – MING DYNASTY
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A RARE PAIR OF LONGQUAN CELADON JARS AND COVERS
SONG – MING DYNASTY
each modelled in the form of a drum, the rounded body applied with a pair of mock handles, decorated with bands of raised bosses above the foot and around the cover rim, covered overall save for the interior and base in an olive-green glaze
8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in.
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Provenance

Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 1990s.

Catalogue Note

It is rare to find boxes of this form, and their exact function remains unknown. However, they are usually believed to be containers to store the pawns for the game of weiqi. See a carved Yaozhou box and cover in the Shaanxi Archaeology Institute which is referred to as a weiqi box, published in Zhongguo taoci quanji [Complete series on Chinese Ceramics], Shanghai, 1999-2000, vol. 7, pl. 132. Compare as well a Yaozhou celadon ‘peony’ box and cover, sold in these rooms, 3rd October 2017, lot 2, from the Le Cong Tang collection; and a Southern Song Qingbai drum-form jar and cover, sold at Christie’s New York, 22nd March 2018, lot 533, from the Linyushanren collection.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong