A brownish-black-glazed Cizhou-type box and cover, 11th-12th century

Lot 1332. A brownish-black-glazed Cizhou-type box and cover, 11th-12th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) highEstimate USD 4,000 USD 6,000Price realised USD 4,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2010. 

The box flaring widely from the flat foot to the upright sides, with domed cover, covered all over in a dark brownish-black glaze thinning to brown on the edges and stopping short of the rims and base to expose the buff ware, the sides of the interior of the box glazed brownish-black, box.

Provenance: Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 18-19 May 1982, lot 108.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010