Lot 119. A rare Guan-type bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's
the compressed globular body rising from a short partly recessed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall in a thick soft bluish-grey glaze suffused with a matrix of crackles, the glaze falling short of the footring to reveal the dark purplish-brown body; 17 cm, 6 3/4 in.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th May 2010, lot 49.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM