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Lot 1: A RARE GREY POTTERY ZUN SHANG DYNASTY |

Est: £3,000 GBP - £4,000 GBPSold:
Sotheby'sMay 13, 2015London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

modelled in the form of a bronze zun, the middle bulbous section rising from a tall splayed foot to a wide trumpet neck, the central section and the neck decorated with a leiwen band, all divided by double fillets at the neck and foot, Japanese wood box

Dimensions

25cm., 9 7/8 in.

Condition Report

This rare zun has over-painting to two sections of the rim: a 30 x 8cm., crescent-shaped section of the rim and a 14 x 9cm., V-shaped section; two 2cm., and one 2cm., shallow rim flakes and some small rim nibbles, and a 122mm., shallow flake to the edge of the foot.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Exhibited

Exhibition of Eastern Art: Celebrating the opening of the Gallery of Eastern Antiquities, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1968, cat. no. 342.

Literature

Seiichi Okuda, Sakutarou Tanaka, Fukosai Hirota, Haruzo Hayashi (eds), Chūgoku no tōji [Chinese ceramics], Tokyo, 1955, pl. 9.
Fujiō Koyama, ed., Sekai tōji zenshū. Chūgoku jodai hen [Collection of world ceramics. Ancient China], vol. 8, Tokyo, 1961, pl. 39.
Masahiko Sato, Chūgoku tōji shi [The history of Chinese ceramics], Tokyo, 1978, pl. 8.
Tsuguo Mikami, Toki koza Chūgoku I. Kodai [Ceramic course China, I. Antiquities], vol. 5, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 9.

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Auction Details

The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics - The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection

by
Sotheby's
May 13, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

34-35 New Bond Street, London, LDN, W1A 2AA, UK

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