510
510
A RARE 'CIZHOU' BROWN-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO MEIPING
JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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510
A RARE 'CIZHOU' BROWN-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO MEIPING
JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE 'CIZHOU' BROWN-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO MEIPING
JIN DYNASTY
the steeply rounded sides swelling to a shouldered baluster body surmounted by a short waisted neck and tall angled tapering rim, applied overall with a thick brownish-black glaze, carved through to the buff body leaving a broad foliate scroll at the shoulder above a band of upright lappets to the body, each framed within concentric line borders, the countersunk base unglazed, Japanese wood box (3)
Height 9 3/4  in., 24.9 cm 
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Provenance

Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).
Sotheby’s London, 16th December 1980, lot 235.
Hirano Koto-ken, Tokyo, 1981. 

Catalogue Note

Skilfully carved with a foliate scroll and petals in the sgraffiato technique, meiping of this type were seldom produced in such small sizes. This piece belongs to a distinct group of so-called ‘Cizhou’ wares made by many kilns in north China. Examples of fragments of wares carved in this bold style from kiln sites at Wayaogou, Datong, and at Hunyuan, both in Shanxi province, were included, in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Kiln Sites of Ancient China. Recent Finds of Pottery and Porcelain, British Museum, London, 1980, cat. nos 475-478, 487 and 490. 

 

A larger meiping of this type with very similar carving, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (I), Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 216; one from the Yokogawa Tamisuke Collection, in the Tokyo National Museum, is published in Illustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum. Chinese Ceramics I, Tokyo, 1988, pl. 629; and a third in the Musée Cernuschi, Paris, is published in Jan Wirgin, Sung Ceramic Designs, Stockholm, 1970, pl. 54l. Compare also a larger meiping, where the design is divided in three separate bands, in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, included in the catalogue of the Museum’s Inaugural Exhibition, vol. I: Ceramics, Bath, cat. no. 107; another sold in our London rooms, 14th November 2000, lot 134; and a further example sold at Christie’s New York, 18th-19th September 2014, lot 754.

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

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New York