A rare Dingyao white-glazed box and cover Northern Song dynasty, dated Yuanyou 4th year, corresponding to 1089 | 北宋元祐四年（1089年） 定窰白釉蓋盒 《元祐四年》款
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Property from the Houlezhai Collection
A rare Dingyao white-glazed box and cover
Northern Song dynasty, dated Yuanyou 4th year, corresponding to 1089
北宋元祐四年（1089年） 定窰白釉蓋盒 《元祐四年》款
The box and cover are in good overall condition with expected minute flakes to the edges and typical surface scratches, especially to the cover. There are general glaze crackles, two approx. 0.5 cm firing lines to the cover and other firing flaws to the underside of the box.
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Collection of Dr Carl Kempe (1884-1967), no. CK403.
Sotheby's London, 5th November 2008, lot 502.
Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 403.
Mary Tregear, Song Ceramics, London, 1982, pl. 64.
Bo Gyllensvärd，《Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection》，斯德哥爾摩，1964年，圖版403
Mary Tregear，《Song Ceramics》，倫敦，1982年，圖版64
Kinas Kunst i Svensk og Dansk eje [Chinese Art in Swedish and Danish Collections], Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 1950, cat. no. 388.
《Kinas Kunst i Svensk og Dansk eje［瑞典及丹麥藏中國藝術］》，丹麥藝術與設計博物館，哥本哈根，1950年，編號388