Lot 226. A rare grey pottery arrow vase, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368); 20.4cm., 8in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.
of archaic form, the globular body rising from a splayed foot, with a tall cylindrical neck set to each side with solid lug handles, the body moulded with four chilong reserved against a ground of S-shaped spirals, below a key-fret border, the neck with two wide friezes of S-shaped spirals above a lappet band, the base inscribed Tian [ ] qin ke chuan zao (Made by Qin Kechuan).
Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., no. C106q83.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015