Jar

1115-1234 (made)
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On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery
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Place Of Origin

This beautiful stoneware jar with a small neck and ring handles, was used for storing and serving alcohol, and would probably have had a stopper. It belongs to the so-called Cizhou wares, after the name of one of the major centres of production in north China that flourished during the Song- Jin period (960-1234) and the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Cizhou ware was characterised by a decoration consisting of painted, incised, or carved motifs highlighted in black, white or brown on a monochrome ground. In this example, the final pattern is executed by cutting through the glaze to create a strong contrast between the black glaze and the sandy buff coloured body of the jar.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware
Brief Description
Cut glaze design; Cer, China, Song, Cizhou ware
Physical Description
Stoneware jar with decorative pattern cut through the black glaze (Cizhou ware)
Dimensions
  • Height: 27.3cm
Style
Gallery Label
Jar with cut-glaze design Jin dynasty (1115-1234) Cizhou kilns, north China Stoneware with black glaze Museum no. Circ.442-1928(2007)
Summary
This beautiful stoneware jar with a small neck and ring handles, was used for storing and serving alcohol, and would probably have had a stopper. It belongs to the so-called Cizhou wares, after the name of one of the major centres of production in north China that flourished during the Song- Jin period (960-1234) and the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Cizhou ware was characterised by a decoration consisting of painted, incised, or carved motifs highlighted in black, white or brown on a monochrome ground. In this example, the final pattern is executed by cutting through the glaze to create a strong contrast between the black glaze and the sandy buff coloured body of the jar.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.442-1928

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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