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A Pair of Jizhou Tigers With Tortoisshell Glaze

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1009435

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A pair of Jizhou tiger toys were excavated in original condition.
It is very hard to find genuine Jizhou wares with tortoisshell glaze.
It was unique too to find them in pairs even though they're dolls.
And most importantly they were in obvious condition for authentication.
The buried deposits were firmly left here and there on the surface.
And the glaze were partially crackled due to age.
The body clay were light brownish with soft matrix quality.
With raised heads, simple face features and randomly carved limbs, the cute Jizhou tigers were applied with amber-like glaze.
After being fired in the kiln, the special tortoisshell effect was then fully yielded.
The attractive glaze was in a firm condition and looked better when seeing it in real.
As an item of Song ware, they may not be the usually seen bottles, vases or plates but are pieces that with special taste and rarity which deserved being added into your collections.
They would add more joys in your connoisseurship of early Chinese ceramics and that no one would easily compare with you.

Date: Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Length: 6.0cm and 6.0cm, Height: 5.5cm and 5cm

The item was presented in an ads in the most favoured Chinese magazine Art & Collection, Jul edition of 2010.