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A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred Rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed ‘Hundred Rib’ jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

The jar is well potted and relief-decorated around the sides with a band of ‘one hundred’ ribs glazed in pale celadon below the rounded shoulder decorated with two copper-red dragons emerging from behind scrolling clouds delicately incised under the pale blue-tinged white glaze. The concave base is unglazed. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $80,000 – $100,000

Provenance: Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin Collection; Christie’s New York, 16 September 2010, lot 1407.

Exhibited: On loan: Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 – 22 June 2010; exhibited 2007-2010.

A very similar jar, in the collection of W.T. Walters, is illustrated by S.W. Bushell in Oriental Ceramic Art, New York, 1980 ed., p. 75, fig. 107.

Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.