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Song Dynasty 960-1279 AD

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  • Xupes Reference OR80601
  • Age Song Dynasty 960-1279 AD
  • Condition The birdhouse is offered in excellent original condition without loss, damage or restoration. There are a few making faults although nothing of any significance and this is a stunning example to add to any serious collection!  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We offer this stunning antique Chinese birdhouse in the shape of a lidded jar decorated in pale celadon qingbai glazes and dating between 960 and 1279 AD. The birdhouse stands on a narrow rounded unglazed foot with a slightly recessed base and is of rounded bulbous shape with a small rectangular hole cut to the body with applied strap work around the opening. The bird house has a domed and rimmed top in the shape of a cover and the whole is decorated in light celadon coloured qingbai glazes and is not marked. A similar example can be seen in The Ceramics of China by Gloria & Robert Mascarelli and the birdhouse has an original paper label for R & G McPherson Antiques, London to the base.

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