A 'Cizhou' white-glazed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1179)

Lot 3230. A 'Cizhou' white-glazed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1179), 29.5 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.

the well-proportioned ewer potted with a sturdy ovoid body rising from a spreading foot to a tall neck and flaring rim, modelled with a gently curved spout on one side and a strap handle on the other extending from neck to the shoulder, applied with an egg-white slip beneath a clear glaze stopping short of the foot showcasing the pale greyish-buff body

ProvenanceGalaxie Company, Hong Kong, 1st December 1987.

NoteA closely related example is illustrated in Hasebe Gakuji, ed., Sekai tōji zenshū/Ceramic Art of the World, vol. 12: Sō/Sung Dynasty, Tokyo, 1977, pl. 115.

Sotheby's. Song Ceramics from a Distinguished Private Collector, Hong Kong, 05 Apr 2017