THE CLAIRE & FRANCIS HERITAGE LANE COLLECTION
A RARE AND LARGE YUE CELADON 'TIGER' VESSEL, HUZI
l. 25.2 cm, 9⅞ in.
Good overall condition with expected glaze flakes and minor chips to the unglazed underside.
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.
Lam & Co. Antiques, Hong Kong, 1990s.
Li Yin Oriental Art, Taipei, 2000.
Splendor of the Past: The Spirit and Form of Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 2014.
A vessel of this type, but modelled with its head straight, is illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art. Chinese Ceramics I. Neolithic to Liao, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 58 (right), together with an example from the Western Jin dynasty, pl. 59. Two further examples attributed to the Western Jin, in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Hangzhou, are illustrated in Zhongguo taoci quanji [The complete works of Chinese ceramics], vol. 4, pls 66 and 74, together with three further examples published on the museum’s website, the first measuring 26,5cm (https://www.zjmuex.com/Collection/Details/TSGC?nid=1347), the second 24cm (https://www.zjmuex.com/Collection/Details/TSGC?nid=1142), and the third 19.4cm (https://www.zjmuex.com/Collection/Details/TSGC?nid=5451); and another huzi in the Shanghai Museum, is published in Complete Series on Chinese Art: Arts and Crafts Section: 1. Ceramics, vol. 1, Shanghai, 1988, pl. 193.