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  • Place of origin:

    China (north, made)

  • Date:

    1200-1368 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with cut-glaze decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 1

Physical description

Jar, with wide ovoid body, short straight neck and wide mouth. Buff stoneware with lustrous brown-black glaze, the ornament formed by cutting away the ground and exposing the buff body. On the sides are two broad bands with chrysanthemum and peony scrolls in front, and scrolls of large leaves at the back. The base is unglazed.

Place of Origin

China (north, made)


1200-1368 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with cut-glaze decoration


Height: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

Cizhou ware. Jar, stoneware with cut-glaze decoration; north China, Jin or Yuan dynasty

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ayers, John. Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980, Monochrome Plate No. 109.




Glazed; Carved

Subjects depicted

Peony; Chrysanthemum


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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