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A rare white-glazed flask, Liao dynasty | 遼 白釉皮囊壺

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Chinese Ceramics: A Private Collection

A rare white-glazed flask, Liao dynasty | 遼 白釉皮囊壺

A rare white-glazed flask, Liao dynasty | 遼 白釉皮囊壺

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

25,200

USD

A rare white-glazed flask

Liao dynasty

遼 白釉皮囊壺


the walls tapering from the circular base to meet in a horizontal seam at the top accented with a bracket-lobed flange flanking the tubular lipped spout, the flange incised around its borders and pierced with a circular aperture, the narrow sides of the flask modeled with thin vertical bands of clay evoking seams or gussets, all under a translucent ivory-tinged glaze, the base unglazed revealing the buff body


Height 10¼ in., 26 cm

In overall good condition with scattered small chips to one thin vertical band on the narrow side. Overall with minor and expected firing imperfections and minor wear to the surface.


整體品相良好,窄側一細棱有小磕,帶窰燒微瑕,器面有輕微磨痕,屬正常。


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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.

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我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。

準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Acquired prior to 2000.


來源

得於2000年之前




Liao pottery and stoneware flasks of this type were modeled after leather flasks used by the Khitans. This example is notable for its angular shape, elaborate barbed handle, pure white glaze, and fine clay. A similar example has been excavated from a Liao royal tomb datable to 959 in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia; see Liu Tao, Song Liao Jin jinian ciqi / Dated Ceramics of the Song, Liao and Jin periods, Beijing, 2004, p. 68, fig. 4-7, and col. pl. 25. Another flask of this design with molded raised borders, was formerly in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, and sold in our London rooms, 11th May 2011, lot 8, and again at Christie's New York, 21st March 2019, lot 1736. 


Compare variations of this vessel, also white-glazed but with simpler bracketed handles. One of similar shape to the present but raised on a splayed foot is illustrated in Ceramics of Liao Dynasty, Formerly the Hayashibara Museum Collection, T. Edo Inouye & Son, Tokyo, 2012, cat. no. 27. See also two examples with rounded sides: the first is illustrated in Mino Yutaka, Hakuji [White Porcelain], vol. 5, Tokyo, 1998, pl. 30, and the second sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 1st-2nd June 2017, lot 422.