A large blackish-brown cut-glazed jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1317. A large blackish-brown cut-glazed jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016. 

The tapering sides are cut through the dark brown glaze to a white slip with a wide band of three large ogival panels, two enclosing peony sprays, the third possibly chrysanthemum, below narrow bands of key fret and foliate scroll on the shoulder. 12 ½ in. (31.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box

NoteCompare the very similar cut-glaze decoration on a Cizhou-type dark brown-glazed ovoid bottle of comparable size (33.3 cm. high) illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, p. 200, pl. 599. The side illustrated shows a single flower very similar to the two in one of the panels on the present jar, while the other two panels enclose peonies shown from the side.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza