Song Cizhou Ewer, Northern Song 11th or 12th Century

A Finely Potted Northern Song Ewer of Cizhou Type, Northern China c.11th or 12th Century. Despite its bulbous form and strong shape this Cizhou ewer is rather lightly potted. The collar is very thinly potted and supports a bifurcated handle, the small spout is typical of this period. Although this piece has is well potted and has a good colour slip as well as a clear glaze the very lowest area above the foot is not neatly done with areas of the biscuit-body showing, a feature that is typical of Cizhou wares. It seems as if the potter’s fingers gripped the piece when the slip and glaze were wet.


In excellent condition. Minor glaze loss to the top rim and some very minor glaze frits.
Height 17.4 cm (7 inches)
From a Private London Collection of Early Chinese Ceramics, formed between c.1970-1990.
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