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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 511

    AN UNUSUAL CIZHOU-TYPE OVOID BOTTLE

    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL CIZHOU-TYPE OVOID BOTTLE
    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY
    The heavily potted ovoid body lightly incised through a white slip with bands of peony and foliate scroll within narrow decorative bands, all below a band of overlapping petals on the shoulder, and all reserved on a lightly stamped 'fish roe' ground and set between plain borders, the decoration filled with reddish-brown slip under the clear glaze, with a petal lappet band carved through the slip above the foot, the interior of the foot covered with a white slip and clear glaze
    13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high


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    Compare the Cizhou-type meiping of comparable size decorated in the same unusual technique with bands of foliate and diaper pattern, dated Song dynasty, 11th-12th century, illustrated in the Catalogue of the Memorial Exhibition of The Charles B. Hoyt Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1952, p. 71, no. 283. Two other vessels decorated in the same technique are also illustrated, no. 284, another ovoid bottle and no. 285, a jar.
    The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. P108x95 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1990s.