Lot 645. A rare carved 'Cizhou' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot Sold 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the cylindrical sides set over a knife-pared foot, the exterior carved with a wide register of foliate scroll in relief between geometric borders above and below, the motifs picked out in white glaze applied to the raised areas and brown glaze applied to the recessed areas.
Provenance: Collection of Dikran G. Kelekian (1867-1951).
Sotheby's New York, 26th March 1999, lot 296 (part lot).
The Kelekian Collection of Ancient Chinese Potteries, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1917, cat. no. 16.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1917.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1931-48.
Literature: Henri Rivière, La Céramique dans l'art d'Extrême-Orient, vol. 1, Paris, 1923, pl. 29b.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019