AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE JADEITE-GREEN GLAZED JAR AND COVER MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD | 明永樂 翠青釉蓋罐
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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE JADEITE-GREEN GLAZED JAR AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD
finely potted with tapered sides extending to softly rounded shoulders and rising to a short straight neck, veiled in an exquisite silky jadeite-green glaze thinning at the rim and pooling around the shoulders in a sea-green tone, suffused with a fine network of craquelure resembling silver threads across the surface, the low flat cover similarly glazed
12 cm, 4 ¾ in.
There are two shallow flakes to the rim of the cover retouched with kintsugi measuring approx. 0.8 cm and 0.5 cm. The jar is in very good condition with the lustrous glaze well preserved.
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.
An important Asian private collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8th October 2009, lot 1624.