Lot 3048
  • 3048

A SMALL JIZHOU REVERSE-DECORATED 'LOTUS' VASE SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY |

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 HKD
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Description

  • 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in.
the pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot, rising to a long cylindrical neck and a flared rim, boldly painted to the exterior with white lotus flowers, furled leaves and arrowheads reserved on a brown slip, covered overall in a transparent glaze stopping just above the foot

Catalogue Note

Skilfully painted in swift brushwork with a continuous scroll of lotus, detailed with furled leaves, the present vase is particularly notable for its black-coffee brown glaze that provides a striking contrast with the lotus in white reserve. See a Southern Song Jizhou meiping decorated with a related white lotus pattern against a black background, excavated from Chaohu, Anhui, now preserved in the Anhui Museum, illustrated in Zhongguo taoci shi [History of Chinese ceramics], Beijing, 1982, reprint 2006, col. pl. 19.
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