A rare Qingbai Buddhist group 13th century (2)

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Lot 168
A rare Qingbai Buddhist group
13th century

£ 12,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 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 rare Qingbai Buddhist group
13th century
Intricately modelled as a two-layered lotus blossom supporting a Buddhist robed figure flanked by two acolytes seated before a group of three precious vessels, all covered in a bluish-toned glaze, fitted box. 11.5cm (4 1/2in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • 十三世紀 善財龍女觀音坐蓮擺件

    Provenance: K.Y.Ng, Hong Kong, 10 March 2006
    Prof. Michael Besser, London

    來源: 2006年3月10日購自香港K.Y.Ng
    倫敦Michael Besser教授收藏

    Intricately modelled yet small-scale shrines such as the present lot from the Song dynasty are very rare. In their complexity and finesse, they provided the inspiration for the much larger qingbai shrines of the Yuan dynasty, as well as other devotional objects: compare for example a related larger (22.2cm high) pair of qingbai-glazed Buddhist lion incense burners dated to the Yuan dynasty, early 14th century, also emerging from similarly-modelled lotus pedestals, illustrated by S.Pierson, Qingbai Ware: Chinese Porcelain of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, London, 2002, p.204, no.115.
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