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Lot 3304. An incised 'pheasant' vase and cover, meiping, Song dynasty (960-1279). H 20.8cm 272g. Sold for HKD 324,000 (Estimate 50,000 - 80,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022.

Provenance: An American private collection.

Literature : Michael C. Teller IV, Royal Chinese Treasures: Tang and Song Dynasties, Willamsburg, Virginia, 1991, p. 32-33, pl.16.

Note: The vase is well cast with a long slender body rising from the countersunk base to rounded shoulders, surmounted by a short neck tapering to a lipped rim. The body is crisply engraved with birds flying amidst the clouds. The matching cover seems to be used as a cup for drinking.

Poly Auction. Colours Beyond Landscapes: Important Chinese Art including European and American Collections, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022