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Vase (Meiping) with Waves

Vase (Meiping) with Waves

1200s-1300s

Glazed stoneware with slip painted decoration, Jizhou ware

Diameter: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.); Overall: 26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Gifts of J. H. Wade and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade; and purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund by exchange 1980.186

Description

Jizhou ware characteristically shows the use of slip coating, bold designs, and color contrasts to achieve stunning visual effects. This extremely rare and handsome vase is distinguished by its remarkable rhythmic execution of the designs achieved by the use of incised and slip-inlaid decoration. With firing, the slip coating and inlaid decoration assumed a soft ivory color whereas the exposed clay body displayed a warm cinnamon brown.

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