A black neolithic pottery cup. Ex-Carl Kempe collection. Compare to CNY Sackler example
Lot 392
A burnished black pottery stem cup Neolithic period, Longshan Culture, circa 2500-2000 BC
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 4,033) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A burnished black pottery stem cup
Neolithic period, Longshan Culture, circa 2500-2000 BC
Crisply and thinly potted as a simple flaring cup on a hollow stem drilled with alternating holes and lozenge-shaped apertures, all on a domed base.
14cm (5½in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: A European private collection

    Illustrated: Chinese Ceramic Treasures. A Selection from Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, including the Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, p.20, fig.216.

    Compare a related stem cup in the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, illustrated in Asian Art, Chinese Ceramics of the Iriye Masanobu Collection, September 2009, p.6. Another of similar form, formerly in the collection of Walter Hochstadter sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2009, lot 501.
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