Lot 604. A 'Henan' black-glazed and russet-painted bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 12 in (30.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019
The ovoid body surmounted by a trumpet neck, with horizontal ribs visible under the lustrous brown-black glaze, freely painted in russet with an elegant flowering orchid, the glaze stopping at the foot revealing the buff-colored unglazed foot and foot ring.
Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 15 February 1997