Lot 812. A rare black pottery ovoid vase, China, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The lower body with combed texture, the mid body burnished below a crisscross band, both divided into five subtle lobes, the neck with burnished stripes separated by a median bow-string band, with a molded spoked medallion in the middle of the concave base, box.
Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988.
Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.