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Lot 27


Estimated Value:

1.500 € - 2.500 €

Hammer Price:

14.000 €


China, Tang dynasty
H. 10,4/ D. 14,7 cm
Yue stoneware spittoon with an inverted hemispherical base section, a narrow neck and widely flared bowl shaped upper section. The spittoon has grey-green glaze.
From the collection of merchant Alfred Julius Forkel (1873-1934), assembled in China prior to 1910,
drawn and described in the collector's diary, written between 1901 and 1910, on page 65, no. 3
A very similar spittoon from the Percival David Collection is preserved in the British Museum, PDF 266 with the note: In the eighth and ninth centuries there was a shift of economic power in China from the north to the south, coinciding with a revival of prosperity in the southern Yue ware distilleries at Yuezhou in what is now Zhejiang province. The form of this vessel is also found in contemporary Tang metalwork - Minor traces of age

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