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Title

Jar of cuboid form

14th century


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

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.


Details


Other Titles

Qingbai ware jar of cuboid form

Yingqing ware jar of cuboid form


Place where the work was made

Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China


Date

14th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze


Dimensions

7.0 x 6.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the Bodor Family 1999


Location

Not on display


Accession number

118.1999


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


Place

Where the work was made
Jingdezhen

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

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