Lot 224A Rare Chinese Longquan Celadon Drum-Form Box and Cover
Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty
Well-potted with rounded, relief-decorated sides with leafy floral scrolling and mask handles above row of pinwheel bosses at base; the cover with row of bosses at side and molded to top with lotus blossom; decorated with thick and pale blue-celadon glaze; the mouth and foot rim burnt orange red with some slight exposure of grey-white stoneware body. Height 4 1/4 inches.
The Estate of a Connecticut Private Collector
A similar Longquan drum-form jar resides in The British Museum, part of the Percival David Collection; registration no. PDF.225
For a larger jar of similar form, see Christie's New York Lot 1407; 12 September, 2019
Well-handled and with age-appropriate wear to surfaces; glaze evenly trimmed at foot; there are approximately three small chips to inner rim of box and one to rim of cover revealing white stoneware body
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