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A pair of carved qingbai ‘Floral’ vases, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,00040,000 GBP. Sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s

each with an ovoid body supported on a flaring foot, surmounted by a cylindrical neck opening into a wide, six-lobed flower-shaped rim with down-turned petal tips, the body freely carved in low relief with floral blooms on scrolling stems, the petals defined with combed details, the shoulder and neck encircled by double-fillets, the interior of the neck applied with radiating lines of slip to separate the petals, covered overall in a vitreous pale blue glaze pooling at the recesses, the base unglazed revealing the buff-coloured body with indecipherable ink writing. Quantité: 2 – 17cm., 6 ¾ in.

PROVENANCE: Collection of Francisco Capelo.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM