Brown-Glazed Pear Shaped Bottle Vase

Brown-Glazed Pear Shaped Bottle Vase. The pear-shaped body raised on a knife-pared foot rim and surmounted by slender neck rising to a flared  mouth, covered overall with glossy dark brown glaze that thins on the neck and ends in an irregular line above the slightly flared foot to exposed the pale grey stoneware, the interior covered with a thin transparent glaze.

A Very Rare Large Dark Brown-Glazed Pear Shaped Bottle Vase Yuhuchuping

High 23 cm.

Yuan Dynasty, ca. 13th -14th century


Provenance: Old and important private collection Mr. J. S., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bought in the 1972 on Antiqua Amsterdam Antique Fair  (Antiqua Amsterdam  Kunst-en Antiekbeurs), Rokin 112, Amsterdam, form Cserno Antiek, one of the oldest and reputable antique shops in Amsterdam.

Compare the vase of very similar form in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrated by S. Vallenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, rev. ed., 1989, no. 13.

Auction result comparison: Compare the vase with a related and very similar form, at Christies New York on March 19th, 2008, in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 562 sold for $32,500, – and lot 563  sold for $73,000, –  See photo 33.

Condition: The vase is in excellent condition, with no broken parts, no restorations and no damages.  One opening in the glaze in the form of a line on the body, and two very small round spots one on the body one on the neck are originally carved (also they call it mistake – by the fire the vase) see phots 11, 12 and 13.  As those 3 spots are original, they were made by making the vase, original therefore the vase is in perfect condition.

Our Guarantee: The above item is guarantee to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international lows to cultural patrimony.

A Certificate of Authenticity from Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.


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