Cizhou ware jar with cover

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Historical period(s)
Jin dynasty, 12th-mid 13th century
Medium
Stoneware with black glaze and iron oxide decoration
Style
Cizhou-type ware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.5 x 12.1 cm (3 3/8 x 4 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.12a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
China, Cizhou ware, Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234), Northern Black ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), stoneware
Provenance

1929
Yamanaka and Company, Washington D.C. 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Washington D.C. in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Label

This jar made at a northern Chinese kiln bears a geometric floral pattern that suggests a relationship to textile designs. The pattern was painted with iron pigment over the coating of iron-rich glaze; the glaze fired to a nearly black color, while the pattern appears as a subtle russet hue.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum