A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'floral' ovoid vase, Jin dynasty | 金 磁州窰白釉剔花罐
A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato 'floral' ovoid vase
the finely potted spherical body resting on a splayed foot and rising to a waisted neck with a lipped rim, the broad register around the sides carved through the creamy-white slip to the brown-colored body leaving a reserve pattern of white blossoms borne on leafy scrolls, all beneath a translucent milky glaze
Height 6½ in., 16.5 cm
Overall in good condition with scattered imperfections. The vase is unevenly potted and leans to one side.
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Acquired prior to 2000.