A rare 'Cizhou' brown-glazed sgraffiato meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 510. A rare 'Cizhou' brown-glazed sgraffiato meiping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 9 3/4  in., 24.9 cmEstimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's.

the steeply rounded sides swelling to a shouldered baluster body surmounted by a short waisted neck and tall angled tapering rim, applied overall with a thick brownish-black glaze, carved through to the buff body leaving a broad foliate scroll at the shoulder above a band of upright lappets to the body, each framed within concentric line borders, the countersunk base unglazed, Japanese wood box (3).

Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).
Sotheby’s London, 16th December 1980, lot 235.
Hirano Koto-ken, Tokyo, 1981.

Sotheby's. A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection, New York, 11 Sep 2019