ALAN WARD BOWL 20TH C.
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Recently acquired from the life time collection of PHDS Wikramaratna who was born in Ceylon in 1916 and later moved to London. During his life he built up an extensive collection of Far-Eastern, and mainly Chinese, ceramics, although by no means limited in scope. As a member of the Oriental Ceramic Society he obviously had a fascination with early forms and glazes and had a wonderful eye choosing carefully pieces which had a story to tell. Over the years, PH gave many fine pieces to museums; they can be seen at the British Museum, Victoria and Albert, Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam. He died at the end of 2010 and we have been very fortunate in acquiring more than 150 examples from this choice collection. This is a rare opportunity both for the novice collector and the more experienced buyer to acquire fresh to market and choice examples. We have done our best to identify pieces where possible but leave suggest that interested buyers view our supporting photographs and send us any questions they may have. Chinese Song Dynasty (960 A.D. – 1279 A.D.) grey glazed twin handled vase of squat rounded form. With a grey, almost celadon, patchwork glaze this is a stunning example to add to any serious collection.
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