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A BISCUIT LONGQUAN CELADON 'IMMORTALS' JAR, GUAN 
YUAN – EARLY MING DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 812,500 HKD
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80
A BISCUIT LONGQUAN CELADON 'IMMORTALS' JAR, GUAN 
YUAN – EARLY MING DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 812,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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A BISCUIT LONGQUAN CELADON 'IMMORTALS' JAR, GUAN 
YUAN – EARLY MING DYNASTY
robustly potted with a baluster body rising from a gently flared foot to a wide cylindrical neck, the exterior decorated with eight quatrefoil panels in biscuit, each variously depicting one of the Eight Daoist Immortals, above another horizontal register of biscuit panels depicting stylised floral sprays, the rim encircled by chevron and lappet bands, applied overall save for the biscuit panels with a sea-green glaze
36.8 cm, 14 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Collection of Mrs Albert R. Louis.
Sotheby’s New York, 29th November 1956, lot 312.
Sotheby’s New York, 22nd February 1973, lot 200. 

Catalogue Note

The present jar, crisply decorated with impressed biscuit panels, belongs to a renowned type of Longquan celadon wares. Among the famous examples is a covered jar of this size and design from the collection of the Manno Art Museum, but attributed to the late 14th to early 15th century, included in Chinese Arts of the Sung and Yuan Periods, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1961, cat. no. 206, and sold at Christie's London, 21st June 2001, lot 94.

The octagonal form of the current jar is reminiscent of the 14th century facetted meiping with eight biscuit panels of Daoist immortals from the Sir Percival David Collection and now in the British Museum, included in Stacey Pierson, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art: A Guide to the Collection, London, 2002, cat. no. 35 (PDF.203).

Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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Hong Kong