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Lot 21: VASE WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL CAT
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Glazed ceramic. China, Yuan until Ming Dynasty
Very rare, early Seladon vase in best condition. In the lower conically dilating vessel segment is a frieze with rowed pointy leaves, medium-sized neck with rounded, glared mouth. Quite unusual here is the three-dimensionally composed cat on the rather flat shoulder, the back legs are wide apart and the tail is endless long. Seen from behind the cat is more a tiger. Very beautiful, homogeneous grey-green glaze of this Longquan ware. Foot ring and inner rim are unglazed and brownish. Very good preservation, a unique collector´s object!
HEIGHT 18,2 CM
From an old South German collection