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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 331

    A SMALL JIZHOU PAINTED PEAR-SHAPED VASE

    SOUTHERN SONG/YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY

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    A SMALL JIZHOU PAINTED PEAR-SHAPED VASE
    SOUTHERN SONG/YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY
    Resist-decorated with a carved blossoming prunus branch detailed in brown, all under a clear glaze reserved against the dark brown ground that shades to russet brown above the foot
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high


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    For a similar vase of more squat shape from the Scheinman Collection, see R. Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, Partridge Feathers, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996, no. 102, where the author discusses the method of decoration on wares of this type, pp. 251-2.

    Provenance

    Ruth Dreyfus Collection, 1970.


    Exhibited

    A Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramic Art, Qantas Gallery, London, April 1966.
    3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.