Ming Dynasty Cizhou-type Ware Cup with Iron Painting | China, 15-16C


A sake cup fired in Cizhou-type ware kiln during the Ming dynasty. The clay has a higher iron content than that of the Song and Yuan dynasties works and is accentuated in design by serpentine unglazed mark inside the vessel. The cup form is a miniature version of a tea bowl, and the painting is in the style of the Southern School paintings of the time.

There are no notable defects other than the minor chips on the rim and a short hairline.

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