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Chinese Art: The Szekeres Collection

March 13-29, 2019

A CARVED DINGYAO PORCELAIN TWIN DRAGONS BRUSH WASHER
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A CARVED DINGYAO PORCELAIN TWIN DRAGONS BRUSH WASHER

Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127)

of shallow circular form with steeply rounded sides, freely incised with a pair of chilong and a squared scroll border on the interior, covered with a clear glaze of pale ivory tone continuing over the angled foot and slightly countersunk base, the mouth rim unglazed revealing the fine white body.

Diameter 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Provenance

Collection of Mrs. Norma Gruber Schofield (1916-2006)

Christie’s New York, Important Chinese and Japanese Works of Art, 2 December 1982, lot 442

A very similar Dingyao washer in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing is illustrated in Dingci yaji: Gugong bowuyuan zhencang ji chutu Dingyao ciqi huicui (Selection of Ding Ware: the Palace Museum’s Collection and Archaeological Excavation), Beijing, 2012, pp. 118-119, no. 44.

Compare also the similar Dingyao washer in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Dingzhou huaci: yuancang Dingyao xi baici tezhan (Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou: White Ding Wares from the Collection of the National Palace Museum), Taipei, 2013, p. 103, no. II-59.

北宋 定窰劃花雙螭洗 徑 12.7 厘米

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A CARVED DINGYAO PORCELAIN TWIN DRAGONS BRUSH WASHER

Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127)

Diameter 5 inches (12.7 cm)

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