Lot 553. A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); height 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of ovoid form with rounded sides rising to a short straight neck everting to a thin lip, applied overall with a russet-brown glaze falling unevenly to the unglazed foot, the glaze with gray-black flecks around the neck and shoulders.
Provenance: An American Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, formed in China between the 1920s and 1950s.
Sotheby's New York, 31st March 2005, lot 26.
Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23 march 2011