20,000 - 30,000 USD
of elegant well-proportioned ovoid form, the rounded shoulders and tapering body surmounted by a waisted neck and wide flared galleried rim, applied overall with a transparent glaze tinged with light blue, the recessed base also lightly glazed, the footring left in the rough revealing the pale buff body
See a white-glazed vase of closely related form but smaller size, dated to the Five Dynasties period, in the Baltimore Museum of Art, illustrated in Frances Klapthor, Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, 1993, pl. 18. See also a Ding-type meiping of similar form, dated Northern Song dynasty, sold in our London rooms, 11th May 2011, lot 11.