A Small Song or Jin Porcelain Jar

c.1000 -1200

A Small Song or Jin Porcelain Russet Glazed Jar, 11th to 13th Century. This quickly made porcelain jar has a translucent iron-rich glaze. Presumably jars of such a diminutive size were made for cosmetics or perhaps medicine.

Condition
In excellent condition, a minute glaze frit to the outter edge.
Size
Diameter 4.8 cm (1 3/4 inches).
Provenance
From a Private London Collection of Early Chinese Ceramics, formed between c.1970-1990.
Stock number
24948
£ 220
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A Group of Song or Jin Russet Glazed Jars
A Group of Song or Jin Russet Glazed Jars from the same Private Collection.