A rare carved Yaozhou pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A rare carved Yaozhou pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) detail

Lot 147. A rare carved Yaozhou pear-shaped vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($103,688 - $155,532). Price realised HKD 1,240,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase is exquisitely carved around the pear-shaped body with a broad frieze of peony scroll below a row of pendent and upward lappets encircling the slender tapering neck. It is covered with an olive-green glaze suffused with fine crackles and pooling to a darker tone in the recesses. 7 3/4 in. (17.7 cm.) high 

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor