Lot 642. A large painted 'Cizhou' ‘dragon and phoenix’ jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 14 1/2 in., 37 cm. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
robustly potted, rising from a flat foot to broad, rounded shoulders and a short waisted neck, freely painted with a dragon coveting a 'flaming pearl' among scrolling clouds within a scalloped reserve, the reverse with a phoenix, set between line borders and below a floral band at the shoulder, all painted in deep brown tones over a cream slip and under a clear glaze, the recessed foot unglazed.
Provenance: E&J Frankel, New York, 9th January 2004.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019