A large 'Cizhou' painted jar, Yuan dynasty

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Lot 263, A large 'Cizhou' painted jar, Yuan dynastyEstimate $6,000 — 8,000. Photo Sotheby's.

heavily potted, the body with rounded sides tapering towards a narrow splayed foot, the wide mouth with a short neck and lipped rim, freely painted in dark iron-brown on a creamy-white ground with three large cartouches enclosing a scholar in a landscape, a crane, and a lotus blossom, all between concentric and wavy lines at the foot and shoulder, the rim and base left unglazed revealing the buff-colored body. Height 11 3/4  in., 30 cm

ProvenanceChristie's London, 11th June 1990, lot 81.

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