Right: China, Sung pottery.
Typ: Mei Ping approximately
960–1279. A.C. China, North Song Jizhou ware vase. (Henan?)
Rich tortoise shell-like brown
Condition: Good. Old collection.
China, Song pottery. 11th. A.C. White glased 'CIZHOU' Northern Song Dynasty,
Export pottery. Condition: excellent
China: Gu vase. Hallmark Wanli six-character mark and of the period 1573-1619
Hallmark is painted.
Modelled in the form of an archaistic gu vessel supported on a tall spreading foot with decorated leafy peach sprays and perching by magpies, the bulbous central section enamelled in vivid tones with four foliate cartouches each enclosing a flowers striding in pursuit of the flaming pearl amidst billowing clouds, separated by lotus heads on a dense ground of scrolling foliage, raising to a flaring trumpet neck with lotus scrolls above upright stiff leaves and beneath a geometric band on the rim, the interior similarly decorated with a band of lotus foliage. 23 cm high, diameter 12 cm.