A Jizhou Black Glazed Stoneware Jar Southern Song (1127-1279) or Jin (1115-1234). A Stoutly Potted Jar with with Lug Handles and Paper Cut Reserves in the Form of a Flowering Branch. Two Ting Kiln Supports Have Been Left on the base of the jar.
Condition: In excellent condition, minor wear.
Size: Height : 11 cm (4 1/4 inches)
Provenance:R&G McPherson Antiques The Collection of Mr and Mrs Guy Jones. Label to base
References:For a Jizhou jar of this type with paper cut reserves against a black ground, in this example the reserves are also undecorated, see : Jizhou Kiln (Wenwu. ISBN 978-7-5010-2172-7) plate 41.
Stock number: 24074
The process used to produce this piece involve cutting a piece of paper to the shape of the flowers and applying it to the surface, the jar is then dipped in a thick iron-oxide rich glaze.