A Cizhou type black glazed bottle. Jin-Yuan Dynasty

Of pear form raised on a tall foot and finished with a rim to the flared neck, the black slip glaze applied to the exterior brushed with a lighter iron oxide wash to form a stylized leaf scroll design. 11 3/4in (29cm) high. Estimate: $2,500 - 4,000

Provenance: King Kong Lee, 1985

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com