16 mars 2019

A 'Jizhou' 'Prunus' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

A 'Jizhou' 'Prunus' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 639. A 'Jizhou' 'Prunus' bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 7 1/8 in., 18 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the pear-shaped body supported on a low foot and rising to a lipped rim, covered overall in black glaze save for the blossoming prunus branches reserved in biscuit, the branches carved into the biscuit before firing.

ProvenanceCollection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978)

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019

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