Lot 1293. A rare small Yaozhou figure of a girl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The hollow figure is shown seated cross-legged and holding a fruit. Her head is tilted slightly to one side and her hair is tied with a ribbon into two loops at her shoulders, all under a glaze of greyish-green tone, zitan stand.
Provenance: Luen Chai, Hong Kong, 29 October 1998.
Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018