Lot 428. A Cizhou painted 'Peony' vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); 27.5 cm, 10 7/8 in.. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000. Lot Sold 250,000 HKD (31,938 USD). © Sotheby's.
the ovoid body tapering to a splayed foot and surmounted by a tall trumpet neck and rolled rim, painted in black around the exterior with two leafy peony sprays, the base unglazed revealing the buff stoneware body.