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Vase with Floral Decoration

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
The energetic floral sprigs on this vase epitomize the inventive painting of the popular non-imperial ceramics produced at the Cizhou kilns from the tenth to the fourteenth century. Cizhou wares were more commonly known for their carved or painted creamy-white and brown slip decoration and were only rarely covered with a green lead glaze. Looking carefully at this vase, one can see the indentations made by the potter’s fingers on the base, from when he dipped it in the glaze. Cizhou wares experienced a decline in the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) with changes in taste propelled by the growing dominance of Jingdezhen porcelains.
MEDIUM Stoneware with slip and lead glaze
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 960–1279 C.E.
    DYNASTY Song Dynasty
    PERIOD Song Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (18.4 x 10.8 x 6.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Myron S. Falk, Jr.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
    CAPTION Vase with Floral Decoration, 960–1279 C.E. Stoneware with slip and lead glaze, 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (18.4 x 10.8 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Myron S. Falk, Jr., 2001.6.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.6.1_transp5097.jpg)
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