A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON-GLAZED EWER
YUAN / MING DYNASTY
元 / 明 龍泉窰青釉執壺
elegantly potted, the pear-shaped body set atop a slightly tapered foot and rising to a waisted neck with two incised concentric lines below a lipped rim, set on one side with a curved spout, and to the other with a strap handle, covered overall in a rich sea-green glaze stopping neatly above the foot to reveal the burnt orange body, wood cover, Japanese wood box (4)
Height 5⅜ in., 13.7 cm
There's a burst glaze bubble below the lower part of the handle, and a hairline crack approx. 8cm right below. The footring has a few chips and nicks. The mouthrim has nicks. Expected surface wear and scratches.
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Please note that this lot includes a stand, frame or other component made from a type of Chinese hardwood, which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.
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.
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Mayuyama & Co., Tokyo, prior to 17th December 1950.
Collection of Victor (1919-2013) and Takako (1923-2015) Hauge, and thence by descent.
Victor (1919-2013) 及 Takako (1923-2015) Hauge 伉儷收藏，此後家族傳承