A Fine Xixia or Jin Sgraffiato Stoneware Jar

Xixia 1032 -1227 or Jin Dynasy 1115 -1234

A Fine Xixia (1032-1227) or Jin (1115-1234) small Sgraffiato Stoneware Jar, North or North West China. Made of fine stoneware which has been dipped in black-brown glaze and then when the glaze was in the process of drying it has been carved with stylised foliage. The body can’t have been fired as the edges of the carved glaze show tool marks that incise the stoneware body. A carved small jar of this type is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume One (Regina Krahl, Azimuth Editions 1994. ISBN 1-8985592-02-0) page 250, plate 453.

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Condition
In perfect condition (lacking cover).
Size
Height 7.3 cm (3 inches).
Provenance
From the Solk collection (Netherlands) purchased from Dries and Diana Blitz on August 26th 2004 for €3,350. A photocopy of the original invoice accompanies this jar.
Stock number
26073
References
A carved small jar of this type is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume One (Regina Krahl, Azimuth Editions 1994. ISBN 1-8985592-02-0) page 250, plate 453.

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