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Title

Jar with cover

0589-0618

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    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
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    571.1993.a-b
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications