A Qingbai lobed exer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)


Lot 531. A Qingbai lobed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018

The body is potted with eight vertical lobes and incised with a band of five lines below the shoulder, and a further band at the base of the tall, waisted neck. The strap handle is applied with a small loop at the top, and is opposite the long, curving spout. The ewer is covered overall with a transparent pale bluish glaze that pools to a deeper tone in the recesses, Japanese wood box.

Christie'sThe Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics - The Linyushanren Collection, Part III, 22 March 2018, New York