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Chinese Art: The Szekeres Collection

March 13-29, 2019

A PAINTED CIZHOU POTTERY MEIPING
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A PAINTED CIZHOU POTTERY MEIPING

Song Dynasty, 12th Century

the truncated bottle-vase of almost spherical form with short cylindrical neck rising to a small mouth with wide flaring rim, the steeply rounded sides decorated with three foliate sprays brushed in dark iron-brown and detailed with incised lines over a chalk-white slip, all covered with a thin clear glaze, the flat ring foot enclosing a slightly recessed base.

Height 5 18 inches (13 cm)

A very similar painted Cizhou truncated meiping is illustrated by Wirgin, ‘Sung Ceramic Designs’, Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, No. 42, Stockholm, 1970, pl. 44. The same truncated bottle-vase was exhibited and published by Eskenazi Ltd., Early Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 1974, illustrated on the cover of the catalogue and pp. 76-77, no. 34; and was again exhibited at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, China House Gallery, New York and the Cleveland Museum of Art and illustrated in the catalogue by Mino and Tsiang, Freedom of Clay and Brush through Seven Centuries in Northern China: Tz’u chou Type Wares, 960-1600 A.D., Indianapolis, 1980, pp. 202-203, no. 89, from the collection of Hans and Gretel Popper, San Francisco.

Another similar painted Cizhou truncated meiping discovered at the Cizhou kiln site in Guantai, Ci county, Hebei province is illustrated in the excavation report, Guantai Cizhou yaozhi (The Cizhou Kiln Site at Guantai), Beijing, 1997, pl. 22, no. 6, with description on pp. 121-122.

宋 磁州白地黑花矮梅瓶 高 13 厘米

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7.
A PAINTED CIZHOU POTTERY MEIPING

Song Dynasty, 12th Century

Height 5 18 inches (13 cm)

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