Lot 1463. A Cizhou painted jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
Of bud shape, the sides painted in brown on a white slip with three feathery leaf sprays and covered in a clear glaze, the lower body and foot unglazed revealing the granular body, the mouth rim and interior similarly covered in white slip under a clear glaze, box.
Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London.
Note: A similar jar is illustrated by M. Sullivan, Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the Collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow, London, 1963, p. 64-5, pl. 56a. Another from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Herzman is illustrated by Yutaka Mino, Freedom of Clay and Brush through Seven Centuries in Northern China: Tz'u-chou Type Wares, 960-1600 A.D., Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1980, pp. 152-3, no. 64. See, also, the similar jar illustrated in Fire and Earth, Early Chinese Ceramics (3500 B.C. - 1400 A.D.) in the Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, 2008, p. 185, no. 145.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II, 15 - 16 September 2011. New York, Rockefeller Plazza