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Cizhou Wine Jar

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Cizhou-ware wine storage jar, China, late Ming dynasty

Price:$1,300
SKU: ART1403040650
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Description

Cizhou (also Tz'u-chou) stoneware wine storage jar.

These sturdy stonewares were developed during the Northern Song period in the 11-12th century and named for Cizhou, a prefecture in Handan in, southern Hebei, northern China and well known for its pottery making kilns. Cizhou ware traditionally consisted of a transparent glaze applied on an off white slipped-body with various shades of iron brown pigments, black and grey over glaze painted designs, motifs and characters.

This jar features a rolled rim atop a cylindrical neck with real leaves motif. 

Origin: Northern China

Dating: Late Ming dynasty (17th century)

Measurements: 15½" diameter x 17½" tall