(China – )
Jar of cuboid form
- Other titles:
- Qingbai ware jar of cuboid form, Yingqing ware jar of cuboid form
- Not on display
- Further information
This small jar is modelled in the cuboid form with the shoulder rising to a square mouth. Each of the four vertical faces is decorated with applied beading and on the shoulder with modelled lugs in the form of 'chi' dragons. Over a porcelain body, the jar is covered with a 'qingbai' bluish-tone glaze. The flat base remains unglazed.
The advent of the Yuan dynasty saw no marked disruption to the Southern Song tradition but did witness the introduction of new decorative techniques, both applied and painted. Moulded and modelled appliqué were used, with beading and studding as the two principal techniques. The elaboration of handle loops into serpentine 'chi' dragons was a particularly distinctive achievement of the Yuan potters, adding an exuberance and fanciful dimension to the otherwise restrained Song ceramic forms.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 1999.
- Place of origin
- China: Yuan dynasty 1279–1368
- 14th century
- porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze
- 7.0 x 6.5 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of the Bodor Family 1999
- Accession number