BLACK AND RUSSET PAINTED JAR
NORTHERN SONG OR JIN DYNASTY (12TH - 13TH CENTURY)
16.2 cm high
The rounded body with lipped rim rises from a tapering foot. The exterior is painted in iron oxide with a stylised floral or bird design on top of a rich dark glaze covering the inside and outside of the vessel. The recessed base is glazed except for the foot rim.
A related jar of the same form and size is illustrated in R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume Three (II), London, 2006, pl. 1517, the author notes that these type of wares were mainly produced in Henan province, but also in Hebei and Shanxi. Other examples are in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Formerly in a Dutch private collection
Acquired from Dries Blitz, Amsterdam