Lot 326. A Qingbai wine ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 27.2 cm, 10 3/4 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD. © Sotheby's.
the ovoid body divided into six lobes by raised ribs, rising from a slightly splayed foot to a tubular neck, set with an arched strap handle opposite a curved spout decorated with a zoomorphic face, all surmounted by a cover with a lion finial, covered overall save for the foot and base in a translucent blue-tinged glaze.
Property from the Xinyangtang Collection.
Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd, Hong Kong, 5th June 2001.