Lot 643. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 7 7/8 in., 20 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Lot Sold 9,375 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the broad, teardrop-shaped body supported on a straight foot and rising to a waisted neck and flaring rim, the body covered in cream-colored glaze cut away leaving three registers of scrolling foliate stems issuing lush peony blossoms all reserved against a taupe-glazed ground, classic scroll bands dividing the 'floral' registers, the rim and interior of the mouth glazed white, the stout foot unglazed revealing the buff-colored body, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: English Private Collection, acquired in the 1930s.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019