A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan Dynasty

Lot 8. A Cizhou painted baluster jar, Yuan DynastyEstimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,400). Photo Bonhams.

Of compressed baluster form rising from a recessed base, painted in black slip on a cream ground, with a band of three lozenge-shaped panels, variously depicting a lotus spray and scholarly figures in landscape, all within decorative bands and spiral borders. 31cm (12 1/8 in) high

Provenance: Sir Harry and Lady Garner Collection
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, Catalogue, 1973, no.30, pl.VI
J.T.Tai Collection
Sotheby's New York, 22 March 2011, lot 149

NoteCompare a similar Cizhou baluster vase, Yuan dynasty, illustrated by Liu Liang-yu, A Survey of Chinese Ceramics: Liao, Hsi-Hsia, Chin and Yuan Wares, Taipei, 1992, p.276. For another similar vase from the Robert Lehman Collection, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see S.G.Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, NY, 1989, p.144, pl.139.