A 'Cizhou' black-glazed sgraffiato vase (meiping), Jin dynasty

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Lot 264, A 'Cizhou' black-glazed sgraffiato vase (meiping), Jin dynasty. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's

the ovoid body swelling broadly at the shoulder and set with two tab handles before the short straight neck and wide everted mouthrim, applied overall with a lustrous black-glaze transmuting to russet-colored striations, boldly cut through with a broad band of two blossoms borne on leafy stems enclosed within a triple and a single incised line border, the glaze stopping above the base revealing the buff-colored stoneware body. Height 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm

Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 mars 2016, 10:00 AM