Lot 731. A 'Cizhou'-type white-glazed handled vase, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Height 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm. Estimate USD 5,000 — 7,000. Lot Sold 3,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
of pear shape, rising from a short foot to a tall columnar neck and everted rim, the shoulder set with a pair of lion masks suspending mock ring handles below an incised double-line band, covered overall with a milky-white slip beneath a clear glaze stopping above the foot ring revealing the buff-colored body.
Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson (1867-1963).
Bequest to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in 1964 (acc. no. 772).
Note: A nearly identical vase from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection sold at Christie's New York, 20th March 2015, lot 840.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 September 2019