A Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,780 - $10,373). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The body is potted with eight vertical lobes that rise to incised horizontal bands at the base of the trumpet neck. It is applied with a strap handle attached on top with a small loop. The cover is decorated to the centre with three leaves and a floral bud. It is covered overall with a transparent pale aqua glaze. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high

Provenance: Sold at Christie's New York, 20 September 2005, lot 230

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART6 October 2015, 22nd Floor