A RARE 'LONGQUAN' CELADON-GLAZED KUNDIKA, YUAN DYNASTY
PROPERTY FROM THE HAUGE COLLECTION
A RARE 'LONGQUAN' CELADON-GLAZED KUNDIKA
the baluster body atop a short tapering foot, the long cylindrical neck rising out of a pronounced flange above the shoulder, covered overall with an unctuous sea-green glaze, stopping unevenly to reveal the burnt orange foot, Japanese wood box (3)
Height 6¾ in., 17.3 cm
In overall good condition with some expected minor imperfections. The neck has a very 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
Known as a jizi ping (bottle in the shape of the character ji), the present lot closely resembles a kundika, a Buddhist holy water vessel. Only a small number of Longquan vessels of this form are known. A much larger example (48.2 cm high) in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Longquan of the World. Longquan Celadon and Globalization. Vol. II. State Vessels, The Palace Museum, Beijing, 2019, cat. no. 067. A 'Tobi Seiji' vessel of the same form with its accompanying stand was offered in these rooms, 18th March 2008, lot 102.