Cizhou ware jar

Jar: broad ovoid body on low basal ring.
Clay: very hard, dense, white.
Glaze: brilliant black mottled with olive brown; superficial iridescence.
Decoration: engraved in black glaze. Inside glazed in black.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Cizhou ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 31.6 x 33.4 cm (12 7/16 x 13 1/8 in)
Geography
China, Shanxi province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.340
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
China, Cizhou ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Jar: broad ovoid body on low basal ring.
Clay: very hard, dense, white.
Glaze: brilliant black mottled with olive brown; superficial iridescence.
Decoration: engraved in black glaze. Inside glazed in black.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 82.
  • Guo Xuelai. Mingdai Cizhouyao ciqi [Cizhou-type Ceramics of the Ming Period]. Beijing. p. 133, fig. 3-9.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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