J.J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art / New York City, New York

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Chinese Art: The Szekeres Collection

March 13-29, 2019

A JIZHOU ‘TORTOISESHELL’-GLAZED POTTERY VASE
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A JIZHOU ‘TORTOISESHELL’-GLAZED POTTERY VASE

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279)

of slender ovoid form, tapering gently down to the slightly countersunk base, the rounded shoulders surmounted by a short tapered neck with wide mouth and rounded rim, applied with a rich dark brown glaze suffused throughout with tan-colored mottling continuing onto the interior of the neck, the broad flat ring foot unglazed revealing the pale buff pottery body.

Height 8 12 inches (21.6 cm)

Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 7 December 1983, lot 210

Exhibited

Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers, Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, travelling exhibition: Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museum; New York, China Institute Gallery; Madison, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of    Wisconsin, 1996-1997

Published

Mowry, Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Cambridge, 1996, pp. 232-234, no. 91

Chanfeng yu ruyun: Song Yuan shidai de Jizhou yao ciqi (Style of Chan and Ru: Jizhou Wares in the Song and Yuan Dynasties), Beijing, 2012, p. 222, pl. 146

A very similar Jizhou ‘tortoiseshell’-glazed vase in the Freer Gallery of Art is illustrated by Lally, ‘Collecting Chinese Ceramics in America: Morgan and Freer’, The Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, Vol. 73, London, 2008-2009, p. 35, fig. 13.

Compare the Jizhou ‘tortoiseshell’ meiping vase with a straight neck from the collection of Mrs. Samuel T. Peters illustrated by Roberts, Treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, China House Gallery / China Institute in America, New York, 1979, p. 48, no. 36.

Compare also the Jizhou ‘tortoiseshell’-glazed vase in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Qing, ya – Nan Song ciqi jingpin (Clarity and Elegance – Masterpieces of Southern Song Ceramics), Beijing, 2010, p. 118.

宋 吉州玳瑁釉梅瓶 高 21.6 厘米

1.
A JIZHOU ‘TORTOISESHELL’-GLAZED POTTERY VASE

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279)

Height 8 12 inches (21.6 cm)

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