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    Sale 13753

    Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 807

    AN UNUSUAL CIZHOU-TYPE SGRAFFITO VASE

    LIAO DYNASTY (AD 907-1125)

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    AN UNUSUAL CIZHOU-TYPE SGRAFFITO VASE
    LIAO DYNASTY (AD 907-1125)
    The high-shouldered vase is carved around the sides through the cream slip to the pale grey body with two large, leafy peony blossoms, beneath a band of petals around the shoulder at the base of the slender ribbed neck, all under a clear glaze.
    14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) high


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    A vase of similar proportions, also with broad peony design beneath petal lappets, in the Liaoning Museum, was found in 1974 at Yemaotai town, Faku county, Liaoning province, and is illustrated by Zhang Bai, Complete Collection of Ceramic Art Unearthed in China - 2 - Tianjin, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Beijing, 2008, no. 98.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    C.T. Loo, Paris.
    Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1926.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this vase is published in La Céramique Dans L'Art D'Extreme-Orient, by Henri Riviére, Paris, 1923, plate 52 and was formerly in the collection of C.T. Loo, Paris.


    Literature

    Henri Riviére, La Céramique Dans L'Art D'Extrme-Orient, Paris, 1923, plate 52.