SONG or JIN DYNASTY 12th or 13th CENTURY Cizhou Pottery
A Song Dynasty or Jin Cizhou Bowl, Cizhou Kilns, Southern Hebei Province or Northern and Central Henan Province (Central China), 12th or 13th Century. The Deep Sided Bowl, Which Perhaps Originally had a Cover is Made of Stoneware Which has Two Layers of a Creamy White Sip. The Decoration in Iron-Oxide is an Abstract Design Loosely Based on Foliage.
The cover is lacking. In excellent condition. The glaze is a little thin in one area
Cizhou Ware :
The name Cizhou originated from the ancient area of Cizhou, encompassing a broad arc across China, which was first recorded during the Sui dynasty (581-618). However, the location constantly shifted and though the area of Cizhou is mentioned in the Tang dynasty (618-906) and Five Dynasties (906-960), each referred to an altered location. During the Song, Jin (1125-1234), Yuan (1279-1368), and partly into the Ming dynasties (1368-1644) the kiln areas of Cizhou were primarily concentrated in the northern provinces of Hebei, Henan, and Shaanxi. From the `History` section of our website by Mindy M. McDonald.