A rare and large 'Ding' vase with an inscribed 'guan' mark, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty, 10th century | 五代至北宋 十世紀 定窰白釉盤口瓶 《官》款
Chinese Ceramics: A Private Collection
A rare and large 'Ding' vase with an inscribed 'guan' mark
Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty, 10th century
五代至北宋 十世紀 定窰白釉盤口瓶 《官》款
of elegant and voluminous proportions, the meiping-form body rising from a narrow base and sweeping to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a tall waisted neck and flaring into a conical dish-shaped mouth with a short galleried rim, all under a translucent ivory-tinged glaze pooling into a deeper tone in the recesses, the base similarly glazed and inscribed with the character guan (official)
Height 16⅛ in., 41 cm
Overall in good condition. The neck leans to one side. Scattered firing imperfections such as iron spots (including one approx. 0.6 cm across on the body), a shallow 'dip' at the rim, burst bubbles, and kiln chips and grit.
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Christie's Hong Kong, 29th September 1992, lot 451.