506
506
A 'HENAN' RUSSET-PAINTED BLACK-GLAZED MEIPING
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
20,00030,000
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506
A 'HENAN' RUSSET-PAINTED BLACK-GLAZED MEIPING
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

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A 'HENAN' RUSSET-PAINTED BLACK-GLAZED MEIPING
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
the ovoid tapering body rising to broad rounded shoulders surmounted by a short double-ringed mouth, freely painted in iron-oxide with an abstract design of two birds in flight reserved on a brownish-black glaze, the glaze stopping neatly above the foot ring to reveal the buff body, the countersunk base unglazed, Japanese wood box (3)
Height 8 3/4  in., 21.9 cm 
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Catalogue Note

Jars of this type are characterized by their freely painted designs, at times so succinctly executed that they tend towards abstraction. With a brush dipped in an iron-rich slip, the present vase was painted with three birds in flight, their wings and plumage rendered with short calligraphic strokes fired to a vibrant russet tone.

A jar of similar proportions and painted with birds, in the collection of Robert M. Ferris, was included in the exhibition Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers. Chinese Brown-and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 1995, cat. no. 52; a slightly smaller one in the Meiyintang Collection, is published in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 1, London, 1994, pl. 465; and a third was sold in these rooms, 7th February 1974, lot 154.

A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

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New York