Bowl: rather heavily potted; low, slightly beveled foot, roughly trimmed base. Clay: Dense, light buff stoneware; resonant; darker on exposed surface of foot and base. Glaze: Thick, black (ferric oxide) high temperature, typically viscous glaze with “raven’s wing” original iridescence, streaked with iron brown which runs halfway down on inside in regular stripes, each broken …
Keywords: Cizhou ware
Vase: large, baluster. Clay: buff stoneware. Glaze: overall coating of white slip beneath colorless transparent glaze; scratched, pitted and chipped. Inside glazed.
Bowl, broad ovoidal; bold basal ring. Clay: hard, grayish, sonant. Glaze: glassy; cream slip under glaze, inside; light warm brown with darker cloudings, outside; fissured, blistered, and chipped. Decoration: in under-glaze cream and brown slip. Around the outside–flowers and calligraphic squiggles.
Jar: four sided with bulging outlines; square mouth and base. Pottery cover. Clay: hard, light-gray. Glaze: deep cream-color; crackled and stained. Decoration: butterflies in brown, one under and one, over glaze. Head and ring handles in relief.