A LARGE 'CIZHOU' WHITE-GROUND BLACK-PAINTED 'FLORAL' JAR YUAN – MING DYNASTY
100,000 - 150,000 HKD
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sturdily potted with a robust ovoid body rising from a short spreading foot to a gently tapering neck and lipped mouthrim, the exterior freely painted in black over the even white slip with a dense frieze of four lobed cartouches, each enclosing a large blooming floral blossom wreathed by foliage, interrupted by scrolling motifs and a flower, above a striated band encircling the foot, all below two bands detailed with stylised fish-shaped motifs and classic scrollwork, the interior glazed black and splashed with russet
Tony Omura, Hong Kong, 22nd January 2000.
Compare a Yuan dynasty Cizhou jar of this type from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, exhibited at 3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, and sold at Christie's New York, 14th September 2009, lot 81.