Jar with Leaf Decoration
Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
Stoneware painted in brown on white slip under transparent glaze (Cizhou ware)
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Diam. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Wilfred H. Wolfs, in memory of her father, John Platt, 1942
A large number of related kilns throughout north China produced ceramics for popular use that are generally known as Cizhou wares, after Ci, the name of a county in Hebei Province where many such wares were produced. Cizhou wares are characterized by their bold shapes and by the numerous techniques, including painting, used to decorate them.
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