Lot 610. A Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9 1/2in (24.1 cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019
The melon-shaped body potted with ten lobes interrupted by incised horizontal lines just below the shoulder, set to one side with a gently curved upright spout opposite an arched strap handle fitted with a loop and attached to side of the trumpet neck, the dish-form cover with bud-shaped finial and loop on the side, covered overall with a translucent pale olive glaze pooling to bright aquamarine color into the recesses, the slightly concave base partially unglazed revealing the white body.
Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 1 June 2003