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Covered Jar


Artwork Details

Covered Jar
12th - 14th centuries
glaze on porcelain
3 15/16 in x 3 7/16 in x 3 7/16 in (10 cm x 8.73 cm x 8.73 cm);4 5/8 in x 5 5/16 in x 5 5/16 in (11.75 cm x 13.49 cm x 13.49 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection

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Subject Matter:

A stoneware jar from Qilizhen (七里镇窑) kiln from the Southern Song (1127-1279) to Yuan dynasties (1271-1368).

The Qilizhen kiln is also known as the Qianzhou kiln.  Both are part of the Ganzhou kiln sites, located in the east suburb of Ganzhou, Jiangxi Provice. These kilns became active around the late Tang dynasty and continued through the Ming dynasty, reaching their zenith during the Song dynasty.   The everyday wares from these kilns are heavily potted, often combed to mimic basketry, and are glazed in green, brown, and black. 

Physical Description:

A thickly potted, cylindrical stoneware jar on a narrow footring.  The body is incised with a floral meander and topped with a flat cap lid with a loop finial.  The lid and half the body are covered in an amber-green glaze. 

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