03 septembre 2018

A 'Henan' black-glazed and russet-painted meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

A 'Henan' black-glazed and russet-painted meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 225. A 'Henan' black-glazed and russet-painted meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

of slightly compressed form, rising from a narrow foot and dramatically sweeping outward to the angled shoulder beneath the low, ribbed neck, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze and painted at the shoulder in russet tones with two abstract soaring birds, the recessed base unglazed revealing the buff-colored body.

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1985.

NoteCompare a similar Yuan dynasty black-glazed russet-splashed meiping of this type sold at Christie's New York, 4th June 1987, lot 246.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 12 sept. 2018, 10:30 AM


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