Christie's New York auction purchase, Lot # 102, sale date 9/21/01. Purchased through the bidding of Jim Lally of J. J. Lally, New York.
Myron and Pauline Falk, New York
C. T. Loo, New York, sold December 1949
- Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)
Myron S. Falk, Jr. 1906-1992
Heavily potted as a vessel and cover, the vessel well modeled as a circular granary formed by an outer wall of evenly spaced columns or posts raised on square blocks and joined to the inner wall by square tenons, all raised on a plinth bisected on one side by stairs rising to a doorway fitted with a vertically sliding door inscribed with horizontal panels numbered one to six below a shaped plaque inscribed with the characters, "wu deng cang" [Jan Stuart, Oct. 21, 2002, inserts that this reading is probably incorrect. The legend appears to read "wu su cang": granary for the five grains--i.e. a full harvest], the separate cover modeled as a tiled roof surmounted by a large bud finial, covered with a glaze of grayish-blue tone, the stairs, doorway, door and plaque left in the biscuit.
1. (From Christies Auction Catalog, sale date 9/21/01, lot 102) Inscription incised over the doorway reads: wu deng cang, "Granary of Five Harvests".
2. Jan Stuart, Oct. 21, 2002 does not accept the above reading of the second character. That character is more likely "su" meaning "grain."
- Published References
- Zhongguo Taoci Quanji, 16, Song Yuan Qingbaici. Shanghai. cat. 27.
- Christie's New York Auction Purchase. New York, September 20, 2001. lot 102.
- The Porcelains of Jingdezhen. Exh. cat. London. p. 19, pl. 10.
- et al. The Burrell Collection., rev. reprint. London and Glasgow. p. 44, pl. 4.
- Dated Qingbai Wares of the Song and Yuan Dynasties. Hong Kong. cat. 89, p. 79.
- Bo Gyllensvard. Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection. Stockholm. cat. 514, p. 160.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
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