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Vase with Dragon Decoration

Asian Art

MEDIUM Stoneware with glaze
DATES 12th-13th century
DYNASTY Southern Song dynasty
DIMENSIONS 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.17.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Carroll Family Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Vase in the meiping (prunus-vase) shape, with small mouth, short neck, broad shoulders, bulbous body and flat foot. Glazed in nearly black glaze on interior and exterior, with decoration of a dragon chasing a flaming pearl in unglazed clay with painted details. The dragon was created with paper stencils that were applied before dipping the vessel in glaze, then removed after the glaze had dried. 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. They were particularly prized by Japanese collectors. Object has been TL tested to determine age: Kotalla Laboratory, Haigerloch, Germany, Thermoluminescence Report 05B150719 dated 8 August 2019 (1020 yrs. + 15.0% years old.)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Vase with Dragon Decoration, 12th-13th century. Stoneware with glaze, 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2021.17.3 (Photo: Image courtesy of the donor., CUR.TL2020.12.3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.TL2020.12.3.jpg. Image courtesy of the donor., 2020
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 <em>Vase with Dragon Decoration</em>, 12th-13th century. Stoneware with glaze, 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2021.17.3 (Photo: Image courtesy of the donor., CUR.TL2020.12.3.jpg)