A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty

Lot 471. A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 11 1/2 in.; 29.2 cmEstimate $6,000 - $8,000Lot 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.

ProvenanceCollection 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