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704

SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

A PAINTED 'CIZHOU' JAR
SONG / JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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704

SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

A PAINTED 'CIZHOU' JAR
SONG / JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A PAINTED 'CIZHOU' JAR
SONG / JIN DYNASTY
well-potted, of slightly compressed globular form rising from a short spreading foot, the body deftly painted on the exterior with a wide, continuous band of interlaced 'cash' symbols in dark brown slip against an ivory-white ground, all beneath a lustrous transparent glaze stopping short of the base revealing the buff-colored stoneware body, the interior a plain creamy-white
Height 5 5/8  in., 14.3 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Mrs. Potter Palmer (1849-1918) and thence by descent.
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago by Bertha Palmer Thorne (1911-1974) in 1973 (acc. no. 1973. 825).

Literature

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. 152, fig. 173.

Catalogue Note

Usually painted with floral motifs, examples decorated with similar 'cash' patterns are exceptionally rare. An incised jar of the same form and decoration but with the design in white on a dark brown ground, from the Linyushanren Collection, is illustrated in several publications including Special Exhibition, Charm of Black & White Ware; Transition of Cizhou Type Wares, The Osaka Municipal Art Museum, Osaka, 2002, cat. no. 47, and was sold at Christie's New York, 22nd March 2018, lot 508.  For a vessel of the same form with dark brown painted floral decoration, see an example excavated at the Guantai kiln, Hebei, illustrated in Guantai Cizhou yaozhi [The Cizhou Kiln Site at Guantai], Beijing, 1997, pl. XIV, no. 2.

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