16 mars 2019

A rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato foliate-rim zhadou, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato foliate-rim zhadou, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 646. A rare 'Cizhou' sgraffiato foliate-rim zhadou, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Lot Sold 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the globular body turning subtly inward before rising into a flared undulating rim, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the creamy glaze cut away around the body leaving a scrolling foliate pattern reserved against the underlying pale gray glaze, the unglazed base dressed in brown and centered with a recessed ring.

Provenance: Collection of Dikran G. Kelekian (1867-1951). 
Sotheby's New York, 26th March 1999, lot 296 (part lot)

Exhibited: Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Louvre, Paris, 1914. 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1917.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1931-48.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019


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