A Cizhou-type painted brown-ground pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1177. A Cizhou-type painted brown-ground pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The body is painted in somewhat metallic matte brown with three graceful flower sprays reserved on the dark olive-brown glaze that continues over the rim into the interior of the neck. The base is unglazed and carved with an inscription, Li Ho, possibly the potter's name.

Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned 1962.

LiteratureThe Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965, p. 74.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 - 22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center