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Lot 151. A tall vase (meiping), Xixia Dynasty (1038-1227). Estimate 15,000—25,000 USDLot Sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's

of tall slender form, the body carved with a wide band of scrolling lotus above a frieze of smaller lotus flower within quatrefoil reserves on a wave pattern ground, all divided by double incised lines, the large carved spaces revealing the rough, pale gray body of the ceramic and contrasting effectively with the warm tone of the off-white glaze; height 14 1/8 in., 36.3 cm. 

Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co., 22 Mar 2011. New York