Lot 605. A Qingbai faceted covered ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9in (23cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019
Of globular form, the body potted with eight facets, each with a recessed, slightly indented panel, set with a curved spout and opposing loop handle, the gently tapering octagonal neck fitted over with a conforming cover surmounted by a flori-form finial, all supported on a short conforming foot ring, applied overall with a green-tinged glaze stopping just short of the foot revealing the buff-colored biscuit.
Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 1 June 2003.