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Title

Jar


Artist

Cizhou ware

China


About

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.


Details


Places where the work was made

Henan Province China
Hebei Province China


Date

late 13th century-14th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with black glaze decoration


Dimensions

23.2 x 29.2 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EC3.1965


Artist information

Cizhou ware

Works in the collection

13


Place

Where the work was made
Henan Province, Hebei Province

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Aug 1965–12 Sep 1965


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Mr V V W Fretwell, Mr L G Harrison, Ivan McMeekin and J. Hepburn Myrtle (Compilators), Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 21. cat.no. 41

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 103 (colour illus.).