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.
Yuan dynasty 1279 - 1368 → China
late 13th century-14th century
stoneware with black glaze decoration
23.2 x 29.2 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Henan Province, Hebei Province
Shown in 1 exhibition
Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Aug 1965–12 Sep 1965
Referenced in 2 publications
Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 21. cat.no. 41
The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 103 (colour illus.).