Lot 824. A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The body is carved through the brown glaze to the buff body with a broad band of leaf scroll below a narrower band of leaf scroll on the shoulder, all within line borders below the brown-glazed, waisted neck and flared mouth, Japanese wood box.
Japanese wood box.
Provenance: Kochukyo, Tokyo.
Literature: Sen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art - Special Exhibition 'Run through 10 years', 2006, no. 96.
Exhibited: Sen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art - Special Exhibition 'Run through 10 years', 22-23 November, 2006.
Note: Compare the cut-glaze bottle of this shape carved with related decoration, in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum, illustrated by R. Mowry in Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Harvard University Art Museums, 1995, pp. 189-90, no. 68, which is dated Xixia Kingdom or Jin to Yuan, 13th-14th century.
Christie's. Masterpieces of Cizhou Ware: The Linyushanren Collection Part IV, New York, 13 September 2018.