A Qingbai, melon-form ewer, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

A Qingbai, melon-form ewer, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2829. A Qingbai melon-form ewer, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th centuryEstimate HK$100,000 - HK$200,000 ($12,964 - $25,927). Price Realized HK$275,000 ($35,650)Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The ewer is delicately potted with a melon-form body rising to a narrow waisted neck below an everted lipped rim, set at one side with a strap handle with a small loop on top opposite the curved spout. The body is incised with stylisedruyi heads below the curving spout and the strap handle. It is covered overall with a pale whitish-blue glaze. 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) high, Japanese wood box

ProvenanceChristie's Amsterdam, 31 October 2006, Lot 462
Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo

Christie's. THE CLASSIC AGE OF CHINESE CERAMICS - THE LINYUSHANREN COLLECTION, PART I, 2 December 2015, Convention Hall