A large finely sgraffiato Cizhou globular jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 2836. A large finely sgraffiato Cizhou globular jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th centuryEstimate HK$300,000 - HK$500,000 ($38,891 - $64,818). Price Realized HK$775,000 ($100,468)Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The jar is carved with two horizontal registers of stylised leaf scrolls, above a lower register with foliate scrolls in blackish-brown slip against the unglazed buff-coloured body. The inside of the jar, short neck, lipped rim and recessed base are further applied with black slip and covered with a colourless glaze. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box

Provenance: Kochukyo, Tokyo

Literature: Kochukyo, Soji (Song Ceramics), Tokyo, 1998, no. 27
Christie's, The Classical Age of Chinese Ceramics: An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Hong Kong, 2012, pp. 134-135, no. 55

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The current vase illustrated in Kochukyo, Soji (Song Ceramics), Tokyo, 1998. Image © Kochukyo Co., Ltd.

Exhibited: Kochukyo, Soji (Song Ceramics), Tokyo, 2 to 4 October 1998, Catalogue, no. 27
Christie's, The Classical Age of Chinese Ceramics: An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Hong Kong, 22 to 27 November 2012; New York, 15 to 20 March 2013; London, 10 to 14 May 2013, Catalogue, no. 55

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