A painted Jizhou meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1143. A painted Jizhou meiping, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 7 ¾ in. (19.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000Price realised USD 21,250© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The meiping is painted in brown on a white slip with a bird perched on a flowering branch on one side, the reverse with a large banana tree emerging from behind a jagged rock, with butterflies between, all with incised details, and under a clear glaze.

ProvenanceJ.J. Lally & Co., New York, 19 March 1993.
Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York.

NoteA similarly decorated brown-painted Jizhou vase of high-shouldered form, also dated to the Southern Song or Yuan dynasties, is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. I, London, 1994, no. 519. See, also, the example of similar size and decoration illustrated in Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, p. 387, no. 175.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York