Cizhou type 'peony' jarOn display
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Cizhou type 'peony' jar
Date1070 - 1120
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
stoneware, with applied decoration, moulded and luted to the jar with slip, and covered with white slip; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions13 cm (height)
16 cm (diameter)
at foot 8.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Dr A. B. Emden, in recognition of the Keepership of P. C. Swann, 1966.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.