Lot 1282. A Cizhou-type painted jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) highEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The tapering body is painted in brown slip on a white-slip ground under a clear glaze with two large shaped cartouches enclosing leafy flower sprays below a band of flower scroll on the high, rounded shoulder, Japanese wood box.

Provenance: Mayuyama, Tokyo, 1970s.

Note: Compare a similar Cizhou-type bowl, of approximately the same size (23 cm.), in the Peter Selinka Collection, illustrated in Chinesische Keramik: Meisterwerke aus Privatsammlungen, Cologne, 1988, p. 66, pl. 36, where it is dated Jin Dynasty.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of ArtNew York, 19 - 20 September 2013