Cizhou Ware Swallow Vase

Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644
North China
H:25cm x W:15cm

The upper portion of the ovoid body is covered in a cream slip and features a band of abstract swallows painted in brown. The swallows sit between a chestnut border of horizontal brush strokes. The lower body and foot rim have been covered entirely in brown, providing a striking contrast with the upper portion of the vase which has been covered in a cream slip. The entire vase has then been finished with a transparent glaze.


SKU: 5403 Category: