Lot 617. A 'Yaozhou' brown black-glazed lobed ewer, Late Tang dynasty (618-906); 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,300). Sold for US$ 11,950 (€ 10,529) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019
The lobed, ovoid body rising from a neatly cut splayed foot, surmounted by a flaring neck set between a short tapering upright spout and a pinched double strap handle, the thick black glaze thinning at the edges and wiped clean at the base revealing the fine and dense buff stoneware body.
Provenance: Peter Scheinman.
Published: Roger Keverne Ltd., Winter Exhibition 2002, London, p. 47, no. 44