南宋 1127-1279 龙泉青釉盘口瓶
Dimensions: 13.5cm high
– A private Taiwanese collection
The vase potted with a dish-shaped mouth above a cylindrical neck, the canted shoulder and sides of the body tapering slightly toward the unglazed foot, revealing the typical terracotta reddish brown body. The vase and the base are covered in an even, celadon-coloured glaze.
Many examples of mallet form vases with handles have survived. However, mallet form vases without handles are much rarer. Compare an example excavated in Songyang County, Gushi city, now in the Longquan Municipal Museum, illustrated in ‘Zhongguo Taoci Chuanji’, volume 8, part II ’Song’, Shanghai, 1999, pl. 76, p. 114 and discussed p. 262. A similar example, of slightly more slender form from the Linyushanren Collection, was sold at Christie’s New York, 22 March 2019, lot 1717.