A LARGE WELL-PAINTED CIZHOU MEIPING
A LARGE WELL-PAINTED CIZHOU MEIPING
A LARGE WELL-PAINTED CIZHOU MEIPING
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A LARGE WELL-PAINTED CIZHOU MEIPING

JIN DYNASTY, LATE 12TH-EARLY 13TH CENTURY

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A LARGE WELL-PAINTED CIZHOU MEIPING
JIN DYNASTY, LATE 12TH-EARLY 13TH CENTURY
The elongated body is fluidly painted in brown on a white slip and under a clear glaze with a broad band of peonies around the shoulder and lotus and butterflies, around the body between a band of upright petals above the foot and further leafy foliate decoration on the shoulder.
14 5/8 in. (37 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Provenance
Private collection, Japan.
Kochukyo, Tokyo, June 2012.
Literature
Kaikodo Journal, New York, Spring 2013, no. 52.
Exhibited
New York, Kaikodo, 2013.

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This boldly painted meiping is particularly rare in that it is decorated with two different types of blossoms—peony and lotus, while other meiping are more commonly decorated with one type of blossom or a thick band of leafy fronds. Another meiping with two different bands of decoration, but with the primary band executed in sgraffiato, is illustrated by Yutaka Mino and Katherine R. Tsiang, in Freedom of Clay and Brush through Seven Centuries in Northern China: Tzu-chou Type Wares, 960-1600 A.D., Indianapolis, 1980, fig. 188, p. 168.

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