13 September 2018
A VERY RARE CIZHOU POLYCHROME-GLAZED AND SGRAFFIATO CENSER
NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY (960-1234)
The deep, cylindrical-form body is raised on a spreading pedestal foot carved with radiating grooves, and is covered on the exterior with a wash of olive-green glaze decorated in green with four leaf sprays below the everted rim carved on top with a band of demi-florets picked out in green and cream on an amber ground within an outer border of pale yellow color. The edges are glazed green.
2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Goto Shinshudo, Tokyo.
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