A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted ovoid jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

 

Lot 1492. A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted ovoid jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The upper body is freely painted in brown with foliate scroll alternating with clouds between line borders on a white slip and under a clear glaze that also covers the brown slip on the lower body and foot. There are small foliate sprays between the four ribbed strap handles applied to the high shoulder below the brown, lipped mouth rim

Provenance: Warren E. Cox & Associates, Inc., New York, May 1961.
Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.
Else Sackler Collection, 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