- Not on display
- Further information
The most varied in shape and decorative techniques of the northern kiln wares were those of Cizhou, a diverse group of stonewares produced at a very large number of kilns distributed over the provinces of Henan and Hebei. Predominantly a monochrome ware glazed white, black or brown, the types of decoration include engraving or incising through a slip, the so-called cut-away design (when the slip is cut away to leave the design in the positive on the bare body) and painting over a slip. The potteries employed fine draughtspeople and in addition to slip decoration they occasionally used low-fired coloured glazes for decoration. This jar is a charming and unusual example.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.103.
- Place of origin
Hebei Province, China
- China: Yuan dynasty 1279–1368
- late 13th century-14th century
- stoneware with black glaze decoration
- 23.2 x 29.2cm
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1965
- Accession number