A Yingqing Lidded Funerary Urn
possibly southern song dynasty, 13th century
modeled with an applied dragon chasing a flaming pearl, a turtle and serpents on a ribbed neck with thirteen robed figures below, the lid with a bird finial.
Height 25 1/8 inches.
Estimate $ 500-700
The Collection of David Abbate (1949-2013)
CRN Auctions, September 21, 2014, Lot 410
Compare to a similar example in the collection of the Jiangxi Provincial Museum, Nanchang, excavated from a tomb datable to 1227 and illustrated in Addis, Chinese Ceramics from Datable Tombs, 1978, p. 23.