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Title

Jar with cover


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

North China China


Period

Sui dynasty 581 - 618 → China


Date

0589-0618


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

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



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 102 (colour illus.).

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