WHITE-GLAZED MINIATURE XING STYLE PEAR-SHAPED EWER, FIVE DYNASTIES / SONG DYNASTY
WHITE-GLAZED MINIATURE XING STYLE PEAR-SHAPED EWER, FIVE DYNASTIES / SONG DYNASTY, 10TH / 11TH CENTURY, the delicately-potted ovoid body beneath a 'pinched' flared spout and strap handle, the lower body and foot unglazed, 6.4cm high Provenance: The Oriental Art Fund, London, 3rd June 2001. Note: this ewer is probably a Cizhou copy of a larger Xingyao prototype. See Singer, Dr Paul, Early Chinese Miniatures, New York 1977, page 86 for an example from the George Crofts Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum. For a Xingyao original see Christies New York, 20-21 March 2014, lot 2075.