A Yue celadon washer Northern Song dynasty, 10th century | 北宋十世紀 越窰青釉洗
Property from the Houlezhai Collection
A Yue celadon washer
Northern Song dynasty, 10th century
There are minor flakes (largest approx. 1.3cm) to the spur marks. Otherwise, the washer is in good overall condition. Minor typical original firing imperfections. Minor surface wear consistent with age, predominantly to the rim.
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C. T. Loo & Co., Paris, (label no. 32).
Collection of Dr Carl Kempe (1884-1967), no. CK38.
Sotheby's London, 5th November 2008, lot 541 (part lot).
Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 38.
Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 8: Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 82.
Bo Gyllensvärd，《Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection》，斯德哥爾摩，1964年，圖版38
Bo Gyllensvärd, Gammal Kinesisk Konst/Kiinan Vanhaa Taidetta [Ancient Chinese Art], Helsinki, 1956, cat. no. 131.
Bo Gyllensvärd，《Gammal Kinesisk Konst/Kiinan Vanhaa Taidetta》，赫爾辛基，1956年，編號131
Compare a very similar washer, dated Taiping wuyin year (corresponding to year 978), from the collection of Charles B. Hoyt in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, illustrated in Ceramic Art of The World, vol. 12: Sung Dynasty, Tokyo, 1977, pls 175-176.
可比較一北宋太平戊寅（978年）類例，為 Charles B. Hoyt 舊藏，現存波士頓美術館，錄於《世界陶磁全集》，卷12：宋，東京，1977年，圖版175至176。