Lot 126. An impressive 'Cizhou' sgraffito brown-glazed globular vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 10 1/2 in., 26.7 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
the globular body finely carved down to the dramatically contrasting beige-colored body, with two registers of thick foliate scrolls bordered by paired lines, the stems issuing large leaves with rounded silhouettes, the lower section plain and encircled by parallel lines, the canted lip supported on the short neck, the foot rim left unglazed.
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 19th March 2008, lot 77.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012