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CIZHOU-TYPE PAINTED JAR

NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY (960-1234)

11.4 cm high

The jar rises from a straight foot to a globular body and a straight neck with a lipped rim. The shoulders and neck are applied with two small strap handles. The exterior is freely painted in dark brown slip onto a layer of white slip with a floral scroll in between two triple-line borders, all underneath a transparent glaze. The interior is covered with a dark brown glaze. The recessed base is partly left unglazed showing the greyish buff material. 

Provenance:

Formerly in a Dutch private collection

Acquired from Dries Blitz, Amsterdam