Cizhou yuan Dynasty Jar

Cizhou yuan Dynasty Jar



Large ovoid stoneware jar decorated with Cizhou cut-glaze technique in two registers of scrolling floral decoration. The dark brown glaze has been cut away before firing to leave an unglazed background for the design. Rim and footrim unglazed.

Condition: excellent condition.

Yuan to Ming Dynasty, 14th - early 15th century.

Reference: Jars of this type can also be found in the St Louis Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum in the USA and the Municipal Museum of The Hague, The Netherlands. See
Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers - Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400. Robert D, Mowry. Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge Massachusettes. Cat no. 71 and Municipal Museum The Hague, in Chinese ceramiek. Beatrice Jansen. Haags Gemeentemuseum, De Tijdstroom b.v., Lochem, 1976.