17 - 18 September 2015
A CIZHOU WHITE EWER
LIAO-SONG DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY
The ewer is sturdily potted with an oviform body rising to the tall cylindrical neck with flared mouth rim, and is covered with a white slip under a clear glaze that ends irregularly on the slightly flared foot to expose the fine buff ware.
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
The Walter Hochstadter (1914-2007) Collection, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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A related Cizhou ewer of similar size but with a flared mouth rim, is illustrated by Gakuji Hasebe in Sekai toji zenshu, vol. 12, Song, Tokyo, 1977, no. 115.
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