Song ceramics from a distinguished Asian family collection (lots 501-509)
A rare Jizhou freely painted tea bowl
Southern Song dynasty Of conical form, the interior freely painted in energetic splashes, all against a rich brownish-black ground, ending just above the unglazed foot exposing the granular buff ware. 11.8cm diam.
Provenance来源: Liu Liangyou personal collection 劉良佑私人收藏
For a closely Jizhou freely painted dish, see Simon Kwan and Li Zhiyan, Song Ceramics, Hong Kong, 2012, pg. 508, pl.222. For another example in the Shanghai Museum is illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji: Gongyi meishu bian, vol. 2, Shanghai, 1988, pl. 183, where it is attributed to the Yonghe kilns. For an example of this rare type sold at auction, see Sotheby's London, 14 November 2001, lot 79.
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