A Hutian Yingqing-Glazed Lobed Vase, Meiping, Southern Song or Yuan Dynasty, 12th - 13th Century

Lot 3310. A Hutian Yingqing-Glazed Lobed Vase, Meiping, Southern Song or Yuan Dynasty, 12th - 13th Century. H 17.2cmEstimate HKD 150,000 - 200,000 (USD 19,118 - 25,491). Sold Price: HKD 566,400 (USD 72,189). © Poly Auction Hong Kong.

The vase is of finely potted lobed oval form, applied to one side with a high strap handle and to the other with a short and slightly curved spout, a cover in the form of a stalk with curled leaf applied as a knob, covered overall with a soft pale bluish-white glaze stopping at the base of high foot to reveal the white body.

ProvenanceThe Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased from Courage and Joy Asian Art Advisory, no. CY6.

NoteThe meiping is of shouldered form rising from a narrow circular foot, finely moulded with twelve lobes divided into pairs by crisply raised ridges, the pale buff ware burnt brownish in the firing.

See a similar example with cover in the Mu Wen Tang Collection, illustrated in Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, cat. no. 132, sold at Sotheby’s London, 12 Nov 2003, Lot.77; A pair of similar vases, without covers, was sold at Christie's New York, 2 December 1986, lot 123; and another single vase with its cover, 22 March 1999, lot 257.

Poly Auction Hong Kong. Immaculately Exquisite - Selected Chinese Ceramics from The Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019