A JIZHOU PAPERCUT RESIST-DECORATED TEA BOWL
PROPERTY FROM THE PETER SCHEINMAN COLLECTION
A JIZHOU PAPERCUT RESIST-DECORATED TEA BOWL

SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY, LATE 12TH-13TH CENTURY

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A JIZHOU PAPERCUT RESIST-DECORATED TEA BOWL
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY, LATE 12TH-13TH CENTURY
The rounded conical body is resist-decorated on the interior with twelve paper-cut plum blossoms arranged in two tiers above a single blossom in the center, all reserved in dark brown on the finely mottled buff and dark brown ground, and the exterior is covered with a dark brown glaze that falls irregularly to the foot.
4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Alberto Manuel Cheung, New York, 30 January 2003.
Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York.

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Lot Essay

Among the daring and innovative techniques the Jizhou kilns in Jiangxi province are most famous for is the technique of using paper cut-outs as stencils to create resist designs. For a discussion of the processes involved in producing designs using paper cut-outs, see R. Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996, pp. 36-7.

Compare the very similar bowl from the Charles B. Hoyt Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, Tokyo, 1980, vol. 10, no. 171, and the related bowl from the Avery Brundage Collection in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated by R. Mowry, ibid., p. 250, no. 101. See, also, the very similar bowl from the Charlotte Horstmann Collection sold in these rooms, 26 May 2003, lot 218.

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