A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1488. A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The vase is painted in brown with three foliate sprays on the lower body below two birds on the shoulder, all within double-line borders on a white slip and under a clear glaze that falls short of the thick, slightly flared foot.

ProvenanceJ.T. Tai & Co., New York, October 1967.
Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.
Else Sackler, and thence by descent within the family.

Exhibited: Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, 1987.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 Septembe 2013