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Title

Jar

late 13th century-14th century

Artist

Cizhou ware

China

  • Details

    Places where the work was made
    Henan Province China
    Hebei Province China
    Period
    Yuan dynasty 1279 - 1368 → 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
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    EC3.1965
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Cizhou ware

    Works in the collection

    13

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Henan Province, Hebei Province

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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

    • The Way We Eat, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2021–2022

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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