A Qingbai group of Buddha in a grotto 13th century (2)

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Lot 166
A Qingbai group of Buddha in a grotto
13th century

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000
The Prof. Michael Besser Collection of early Chinese ceramics and works of art

Prof. Michael Besser中國早期瓷器及工藝品珍藏
A Qingbai group of Buddha in a grotto
13th century
The exterior of the gently pointed cave modelled as rockwork and containing a figure of Buddha wearing a high crown and a flowing robe, the right hand held towards the lap and the left hand resting on the left knee, one side of the cave opening with a bird and the other with a conical object, covered with a blue-tinged glaze, fitted box. 14cm (5 1/2in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • 宋 青白釉佛龕

    Provenance: Sotheby's London, 13 July 2005, lot 143
    Prof. Michael Besser, London

    來源:2005年7月13日於倫敦蘇富比拍賣,拍品143號
    倫敦Michael Besser教授收藏

    Devotional shrines modelled in ceramics became popular in the Song period, but it is very unusual to find one finished with a Qingbai glaze. The present lot can be viewed stylistically as a predecessor of the highly complex, elaborate shrines created during the Yuan dynasty: see for example a larger celadon and biscuit Guanyin in a grotto dated to the Yuan dynasty, illustrated in Celadons from Longquan, Taipei, 1998, no.232.
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