18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A CIZHOU PAINTED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY
The slightly domed cover fluidly painted in brown over a white slip with a peony sprig, all under a clear glaze, the shallow box similarly covered in a white slip and clear glaze with an unglazed foot rim surrounding the unglazed countersunk base
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diam.
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