22 - 23 March 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A JIZHOU BROWN-PAINTED OVOID VASE
SOUTHERN SONG/YUAN DYNASTY, 12TH-14TH CENTURY
The high-shouldered, tapering body, painted in brown on a white slip with three hexalobed panels, each depicting a scholar and reserved on a dynamic wave ground, all between a scroll band below and a band of petal lappets above, all under a clear glaze
11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high
Acquired in Hong Kong in 1998.
The Tsui Museum of Art.
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A similarly shaped brown-painted Jizhou vase of high-shouldered form, also dated to the Southern Song or Yuan dynasties, is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. I, London, 1994, no. 519.
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