Paire de coupes en grès emaillé blanc. Chine, époque des Cinq Dynasties (907-960). Estimate €60,000 – €80,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
Each dish is delicately potted with a petal-form rim and is covered in an even transparent glaze suffused with a fine network of bubbles, stopping in an uneven line above the foot rim. The base and foot rim are left unglazed, exposing the fine body speckled with a few iron-red firing spots. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. (2)
Provenance: With Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, 2010.
The Capelo Collection of Early Ceramics.
Literature: Francisco Capelo & Regina Krahl, Forms of Pleasure: Chinese Ceramics from Burial to Daily Life, p. 88, no. 29.
Chinese White Wares in the First Millenium, Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, 2010, catalogue no. 12.
Exhibited: Museu Nacional do Azulejo, From Ritual to Daily Use. Chinese Ceramic from Francisco Capelo Collection, Lisbon, June 2009, catalogue no. 29.
A PAIR OF WHITE-GLAZED MALLOW-SHAPED DISHES. CHINA, FIVE DYNASTIES PERIOD (907-960)
CHRISTIE’S. ART D’ASIE, 10 December 2014, Paris