Jar with Leaf Decoration, Stoneware painted in brown on white slip under transparent glaze (Cizhou ware), China

Jar with Leaf Decoration

Period:
Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
Date:
12th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware painted in brown on white slip under transparent glaze (Cizhou ware)
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Diam. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Wilfred H. Wolfs, in memory of her father, John Platt, 1942
Accession Number:
42.191
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
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.
Mrs. Wilfred H. Wolfs , Westfield, NJ (until 1942; donated to MMA)
Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Cizhou Type Wares," November 17, 1980–January 18, 1981.

New York. China House Gallery. "Cizhou Type Wares," March 16, 1981–May 24, 1981.

Denver Art Museum. "Cizhou Type Wares," June 1981–July 1981.