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PROPERTY FROM AN OLD ASIAN FAMILY COLLECTION

A CIZHOU PAINTED AND INCISED 'PHOENIX' JAR
JIN – YUAN DYNASTY
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
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PROPERTY FROM AN OLD ASIAN FAMILY COLLECTION

A CIZHOU PAINTED AND INCISED 'PHOENIX' JAR
JIN – YUAN DYNASTY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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A CIZHOU PAINTED AND INCISED 'PHOENIX' JAR
JIN – YUAN DYNASTY
sturdily potted with a robust ovoid body surmounted by a short neck, the exterior painted in black over a white slip with two large phoenix soaring amidst cloud scrolls
h. 36 cm, 14 1/8  in.
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Provenance

A private Japanese collection, by 1980.

Literature

Yutaka Mino, Freedom of Clay and Brush Through Seven Centuries in Northern China: Tz'u-chou Type Wares 960 - 1600 A.D, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1980, p.206, fig. 252.

 

Catalogue Note

This jar is a remarkable example of a rare group of Cizhou wares with motifs both painted and incised through layers of black and white slip. Wares of this type are discussed by Yutaka Mino in the catalogue to the exhibition Freedom of Clay and Brush through Seven Centuries in Northern China: Tz'u-chou Type Wares, 960-1600 A.D., Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1980, p. 198, where he suggests that they originally evolved from sgraffiato wares. He further notes that while painted and incised wares may have originated in the Northern Song period, they became popular only in the Jin, concurrently with the decline of the sgraffiato technique.

See also a related Cizhou jar painted and incised with birds, dated as Jin / Yuan, sold in our New York rooms, 11th September 2019, lot 508, and another from the Manno Art museum, illustrated in Toji Taikei, Jishuyo, vol. 39, Gakuji Hasebe, Heibonsha, 1974, no. 69.

Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong