Lot 171: Jin/Yuan dyn (12-14th c) Chinese stoneware Ewer, Hebei

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Description: Jin/Yuan dynasty (12-14th c) Chinese Cizhou stoneware Ewer, Hebei-Henan (cizhou) Black floral sprays on a white ground. Creamy stoneware, coated with white slip and with painted decoration over transparent glaze. Hebei-Henan (cizhou wares) Height: 2.75 inches = 66 mm Weight: 90 g Condition: Good, a 25-mm chip on the upper rim, good news there are no cracks! In 1918 A.D, some villagers from Julu in Hebei discovered some ancient ceramics while digging a well during a drought spell. Antique dealers in Beijing got wind of the findings and the ceramics were subsequently brought to Beijing. It did not attract the interest of Chinese collectors as they were deemed to be unrefined and coarse folk kiln wares. The pieces were however snapped up eagerly by foreign antique dealers . Over the period from 1918 to 1919, many more pieces were recovered in Julu and sent to Beijing antique market. It was estimated at least half of them were now in Japan. In 1920, Tianjin Museum sent a team to Julu to carry out investigation. They recovered a stone tablet entitled '" which mentioned a davastating flood that engulfed Julu in the second year of Northern Song Daguan (). The artifacts recovered were all buried during this 1108 A.D flood. In fact, the team also discovered some residential sites which showed how some of those artifacts were actually displayed then. The artifacts recovered by the team were subsequently published in a book called ", ie a record of Julu Song wares. Among the vessels, there were some with inscription in ink such as a white glaze washer and a brown glaze box, both with a date of Daguan second year, and a carved/incised motif pillow with date of Chongning " seventh year (1092 A.D). References: http://www.koh-antique.com/cizhou/cizhouware.html
Condition Good, a 25-mm chip on the upper rim, good news there are no cracks!
Low Estimate: 1000
High Estimate: 5000
Original: Yes
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