Vases of this type, but displaying a layer of white slip under the black slip, are known carved with a wide variety of floral motifs; compare a vase with a lotus flower on the central band, attributed to the Xixia Dynasty (1038-1227), from the Hong Rui Tang collection, sold in these rooms, 12th December 1989, lot 250; one with a peony scroll, in the Meiyintang collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 3 (II), London, 2006, pl. 1526; another with a lotus scroll, in the Osaka Municipal Museum of Arts, included in the Museum’s exhibition Charm of Black & White Ware; Transition of Cizhou Type Wares, Osaka, 2002, cat. no. 147; and a fourth vase with lotus sprays within cartouches, in the Ehime Bunkakan, Imabari, illustrated in Mayuyama: Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. 1, pl. 596.
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