An image of Jar

Cizhou ware

(China  – )

Jar

Location
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
Henan Province, China
Hebei Province, China
Period
China: Yuan dynasty 1279–1368
Year
late 13th century-14th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware with black glaze decoration
Dimensions
23.2 x 29.2 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1965
Accession number
EC3.1965