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Jar with cover

Location
Not on display
Further information

This jar is an example of the early high fired green glazed earthenwares produced in the North of China from the 6th century. Such pieces were forerunners of the great Northern and Southern traditions of celadons. Technically they mark the start of an important tradition of Chinese ceramics. While the jar is a classic shape with its ridged waist and the glaze only covering the top half of the body, it is rare to find a piece with its original lid.

Literature:

M. Tregear, 'Catalogue of Chinese greenware in the Ashmolean Museum', Oxford,1976.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, November 1993.

Place of origin
North China, China
Period
China: Sui dynasty 581–618
Year
0589-0618
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware with olive green glaze
Dimensions
19.5 x 15.0 cm :
a - jar; 18 x 15 cm
b - cover; 2.3 x 8.5 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1993
Accession number
571.1993.a-b