The vase is supported on a conical foot, with a pear shaped body rising to a waisted neck. The buff body is covered with a fine crackled amber glaze splashed with chocolate brown, unevenly short of the foot. Incised to the shoulder with three concentric bands.
A similar example is illustrated in McElney, Inaugural Exhibition (Volume 1: Chinese Ceramics), no. 113, p. 159; and see a Tushan ware tortoiseshell-glazed vessel of the same shape in Black Porcelain from the Mr & Mrs Yeung Wing Tak Collection, no 69, pp. 142-3
Provenance: EX Collection of Andrew Williams Esq, Oxfordshire.
Age: Southern Song Dynasty
Size: Approx 13.3 cm High
Condition: Two small historic gold lacquer repairs.
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