A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'floral' ovoid vase, Jin dynasty

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Lot 186. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'floral' ovoid vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 6½ in., 16.5 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USDLot sold: 20,160 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

the finely potted spherical body resting on a splayed foot and rising to a waisted neck with a lipped rim, the broad register around the sides carved through the creamy-white slip to the brown-colored body leaving a reserve pattern of white blossoms borne on leafy scrolls, all beneath a translucent milky glaze.

Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000.

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