A 'Cizhou' vase (meiping), Song Dynasty. photo Sotheby's

of tall ovoid form tapering to a slightly splayed foot, the shoulders rising to a narrow neck with lipped rim, applied overall with a creamy white slip beneath a translucent finely crackled glaze; height 12 1/2 in., 31. 7 cm. Estimate 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 42,500 USD

Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com