652
652
A RARE 'YAOZHOU' BOTTLE VASE
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00050,000
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652
A RARE 'YAOZHOU' BOTTLE VASE
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE 'YAOZHOU' BOTTLE VASE
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
of elegant pear shape, the rounded body tapering into a waisted neck and sweeping out to a trumpet mouth, supported on a low, neatly cut foot, all covered in a translucent olive glaze permeated with a network of fine crackle, the glaze stopping neatly above the foot revealing the buff gray body, the recessed base partially glazed
Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm
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Provenance

Mathias Komor, New York, January 1951.
Collection of Myron S. (1907-1992) and Pauline B. (1910-2000) Falk, coll. no. 182.
Christie’s New York, 16th October 2001, lot 39.

Exhibited

Chinese Ceramic Masterpieces, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 1947.

Literature

Karen Thomson, ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal, 2015, pl. 142.

Catalogue Note

With the establishment of the Northern Song dynasty, the Yaozhou, Baofeng, and Linru kilns superseded those of the Yue in producing celadon wares. The present vase is notable for its elegant profile, a feature heightened by its unadorned surface and lustrous grayish-green glaze.

Larger examples with more opaque glazes were exhibited in Song Ceramics, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1999, cat. no. 17., and in Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, 1994, Hong Kong Museum of Art, cat. no. 92. See also one with a slightly less waisted neck and similar glaze to the present piece, illustrated in The Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1997, pl. 110.

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