Lot 103. A blue and white lobed waterpot, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), 6 1/4 in., 15.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,200 USD. © Sotheby's.
supported on a splayed foot rising to a globular body potted with sixteen lobes, each alternate lobe painted with a vertical band of floral stems issuing dense foliage, all under a wide columnar neck painted with broad pendent lappets below the lipped rim, the interior of the neck set with a pierced grate, covered overall in a translucent grayish-blue glaze.
Note: Compare a similar vessel from the F. Gordon Morrill Collection, sold at Doyle's New York, 16th September 2003, lot 73.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005