Lot 708. A Cizhou sgraffiato ovoid vase, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's 2021
The vase is boldly carved through the brown glaze to the buff body with two bands of leafy scroll between two further bands carved with leaves, all below a narrow, stepped neck.
Note: A similar carved Cizhou vase, formerly in the collection of George Crofts, is illustrated in Royal Ontario Museum, The T. T. Tsui Galleries of Chinese Art, Toronto, 1996, no. 91.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 18 march 2021