A 'LONGQUAN' GUAN-TYPE BOTTLE VASE
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY
the pear shaped body supported on a slightly tapered foot and rising to a tall cylindrical neck and galleried rim, covered overall in a soft bluish-green glaze suffused with a delicate network of crackle, stopping neatly above the foot exposing the pale gray body, Japanese wood box (3)
Height 6⅛ in., 15.5 cm
In general good condition with some firing imperfections, including several firing cracks to the foot. Sections of the foot are slightly polished. The neck has a slight lean to one side.
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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
Compare a Longquan Guan-type vase of this form with a similarly crackled glaze from the Alfred Clark Collection, illustrated in G.St.G.M. Gompertz, Chinese Celadon Wares, London, 1958, pl. 73B, sold in our London rooms, 25th March 1975, lot 64.