A Cizhou-type painted meiping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1178. A Cizhou-type painted meiping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 52,500© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The elongated body is fluidly painted in brown on a white slip and under a clear glaze with a broad band of two flower sprays between a band of upright petals below and further foliate decoration on the shoulder.

ProvenanceWarren E. Cox Collection, New York.
Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection .
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962.

LiteratureWarren E. Cox, The Book of Pottery and Porcelain, vol. I, New York, 1944, p. 204, fig. 381.
The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics, Fine Arts Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965, pp. 72-73.

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