A WHITE-GLAZED HANDLED JAR AND COVER, TANG DYNASTY
A WHITE-GLAZED HANDLED JAR AND COVER
the ovoid body supported on a solid splayed foot, set on the rounded shoulders with four double-stranded lug handles joining the short straight neck, the slightly domed cover surmounted by a bud-form finial, covered overall with a finely crackled translucent glaze of pale greenish tinge, stopping short of the base to reveal the buff white body, Japanese wood box (4)
Height 12⅜ in., 31.4 cm
The cover has a hairline crack approx 4 cm that's been restored. There's a hairline crack approx. 27cm running from the shoulder to the base. Shallow glaze flakes throughout. Minute chips to the foot. Surface wear and scratches consistent with age and type.
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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
Similar jars of this size include one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Porcelain of the Jin and Tang Dynasties. The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 153; one formerly in the collection of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, included in the exhibition The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1955, cat. no. 177; one with a cover, in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, illustrated in Yutaka Mino, Pre-Sung Dynasty Chinese Stonewares, Toronto, 1974, pl. 31; and a fourth formerly in the collection of Sakamoto Goro, sold in these rooms, 13th September 2016, lot 7.