Lot 471. A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 11 1/2 in.; 29.2 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Lot sold $11,250. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered overall in white slip overlaid with a black-coffee-colored glaze, the central band around the body with the glaze cut away to reveal reserve-decorated cartouches of floral sprays, the shoulder similarly carved with a band of reserved foliate scroll, the recessed base unglazed.
Provenance: Collection of A. J. L. McDonnell, Esq.
Property from the Collection of John Lowe, Esq., Sotheby's London, November 17, 1970, lot 67.
Exhibited: Arts of the Sung Dynasty, The Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1960, cat. no. 108.
Sotheby's. A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller, New York, 18 January 2019, 10:00 AM