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Vase with Leaf Decoration

Asian Art

MEDIUM Jizhou ware: ceramic with glaze
DATES 12th century
DYNASTY Southern Song dynasty
DIMENSIONS 10 1/16 × 5 1/2 in. (25.5 × 14 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.17.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Carroll Family Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bottle-shaped vase with flaring lip, long neck, and pear-shaped body. Interior and exterior are glazed in dark brown with the impression of two natural leaves leaving their mark in lighter, thinner glaze toward the top of the bulbous body. This decoration was created by adhering a leaf to the side of the ceramic before dipping it in glaze. Upon firing, the leaf burned away, leaving only a small amount of glaze on the surface in its place. Jizhou ware was the product of kilns in the town of Yonghe, in Jian country in Jianxi province. Jizhou wares are most notable for their brown and black glazes and special effects such as tortoise-shell and hares-fur dappling as well as stenciling as seen here. It was particularly prized by Japanese collectors. The piece has been TL tested at Kotalla Laboratory, Haigerloch, Germany, Thermoluminescence Report 04B150719 dated 8 August 2019 (1050 yrs. + 14.0% years old.)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Vase with Leaf Decoration, 12th century. Jizhou ware: ceramic with glaze, 10 1/16 × 5 1/2 in. (25.5 × 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2021.17.2 (Photo: Image courtesy of the donor., CUR.TL2020.12.2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.TL2020.12.2.jpg. Image courtesy of the donor., 2020
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 <em>Vase with Leaf Decoration</em>, 12th century. Jizhou ware: ceramic with glaze, 10 1/16 × 5 1/2 in. (25.5 × 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2021.17.2 (Photo: Image courtesy of the donor., CUR.TL2020.12.2.jpg)