3rd Nov, 2023 10:00

Asian Art

 
  Lot 8
 

8

A Chinese Changsha stoneware ewer

A Chinese Changsha stoneware ewer,
Tang dynasty (618-907), the lobed body rising to a waisted neck with a flared rim flanked by three looped handles, covered by a transparent greenish glaze with brown splashes,
21.5cm high, and
another,
Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), decorated with green splashes against a blue ground,
18cm high (2)

Provenance: From the Collection of the Nightingale family, Lea Hurst, Derbyshire, by repute;
Collection of Mr William Gregory (d.1995) of Tansley House, Matlock, Derbyshire;
purchased by the vendor’s father and thence by descent.

唐 青釉褐彩壶 及 北宋 蓝釉绿彩壶 一组两件

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A Single Owner Collection of Chinese Early Ceramics

From the Collection of the Nightingale family, Lea Hurst, Derbyshire;
Collection of Mr Williaam Gregory (d.1995) of Tansley House, Matlock, Derbyshire;
purchased by the vendor’s father and thence by descent.

This collection was originally purchased in its entirety in 1945 , from the Estate Auction of the contents of Lea Hurst , Derbyshire, the country estate of the Nightingale family. See attached photo of the auction details.

The buyer was Mr William Gregory , a local mill owner, of Tansley House , Matlock, Derbyshire, deceased circa 1995 .

In 1972 it was purchased in a private transaction from Mr Gregory by the father of the present vendor and remained in storage in its original packing cases.

Rediscovered earlier this year it is now offered on the open market ,without reserve, for the first time in nearly 80 years.

Sold for £300


Condition Report

Blue - restoration to spout, rim and handle. A chip to rim.
Brown - restoration to rim and loop handles. A crack to base extending to the lower section of body.

 

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Auction: Asian Art, 3rd Nov, 2023

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Viewing will be held at our London Gallery, Sworders Fine Art, 15 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ as follows:

Friday 27 October, 10am - 4pm 

Saturday 28 October, 10am - 1pm

Sunday 29 October, 10am - 1pm

Monday 30 October, 10am - 4pm 

Tuesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm

Wednesday 1 November, 10am - 4pm

Thursday 2 November, 10am - 4pm 

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