Glazed stoneware with resist and slip-painted decoration, Jizhou ware
Diameter: 13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.); Overall: 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1986.14
To create leaf imprints in Jizhou ware, artisans dipped real leaves in glaze and placed them on vessels, where the leaves would then burn away while firing in the kiln.
Like the Teabowl with Tortoiseshell Glaze (CMA 2020.177), this jar was made in the Jizhou kilns of southeast China. Producing a variety of innovative dark glaze types, the potter here created a dynamic abstract pattern of waves in the form of light brown strokes brushed over a dark brown glaze.
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