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Jar

Chinese

Artwork Details

Jar
12th - 14th centuries
Chinese
glaze on stoneware
4 15/16 in x 4 5/8 in x 4 5/8 in (12.54 cm x 11.75 cm x 11.75 cm);6 5/16 in (16.03 cm);6 5/16 in (16.03 cm);6 5/16 in (16.03 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1973/2.29

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Description

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 stoneware jar with wide globular shoulders tapering to a base on a footring.  It has a wide, straight short neck with a direct rim, and four loop lugs around the junction of where the neck meets the shoulder.  The upper third and interior are covered in an amber-green glaze. 

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