A blue and white faceted pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

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Lot 93. A blue and white faceted pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 22⅜ in., 56.9 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USDLot sold: 50,400 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

of octagonal section, each facet painted with an upright petal lappet below a tall rectangular panel enclosing a blossoming floral sprig framed by foliate brackets at the corners, four pendent petal lappets encircling the constricted neck, upright plantain leaves at the rim, bands of keyfret or classic scroll dividing each register of decoration, the rim reduced, wood stand.

From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton.

ProvenanceEskenazi Ltd., London, 23rd March 2000.

Note: A similar vase, with the neck reduced and fitted with an Ottoman silver-gilt rim mount, is published in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, vol. II, London, 1986, pl. 574. Two others of this type were included in the exhibition Jingdezhen Wares: The Yuan Evolution, Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, 1984, cat. nos 130 and 131. Compare another illustrated in Yabe Yoshiaki, Toji taikei: Gen no sometsuke [Blue and white ware of Yuan], vol. 41, Tokyo, 1974, pl. 72. For examples sold at auction, refer to a vase also with the neck reduced, sold in our London rooms, 27th November 1973, lot 211, and one sold at Christie's New York, 30th May 1991, lot 305.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021