PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION
A RARE MOULDED LONGQUAN CELADON VASE
the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck set with a pair of mask-headed handles suspending fixed rings, moulded around the body with a wide band of scrolling peonies above a border of upright lotus lappets, covered overall with a bluish-green glaze suffused with a fine network of crackles
Height 35 cm, 13¾ in.
There is over-painting to a 2.5cm., wide area covering a shallow rim flake, light glaze crazing and a circa 10 x 10cm., triangular area of slightly smoky misfired glaze to one side.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Manno Museum of Art, Osaka, no. 1535.