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Chinese, Jin Dynasty, Blackware Mei Ping Pottery Jar

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Chinese, Jin Dynasty, Blackware Mei Ping Pottery Jar
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Beginning in the Jin Dynasty and continuing into the Yuan, the northern kilns, in Henan and Hubei produced robust blackware pottery with an iron oxide glaze that, when fired turned dark brown and looked almost black. The Henan kilns applied additional iron oxide for adornment, that rose to the surface and produced a russet splash. A technique, often mistakenly called Temmoku, after the style of the Fujian Province tea bowls and other small wares found in the South, where patterns of "Hare's Fur", "Oil Spot", "Partridge Feather" etc, were popular glaze styles. The "Splash"glaze seems to have been much favored in the Norther kilns. These larger northern wares are in fact constructed of the fusible loessic clay found in Henan and Hubei, utilizing a glaze technique popular in both the northern and southern kilns but a "Splash" that was more suited to the size and shape of the stoneware. This jar is probably from the Yuzhou kiln in Henan Province and crafted during the Jin Dynasty but stylistically it is possible that it could be as late as the Yuan. In very good condition with no repairs, with some glaze abrasion and wear at the foot from age and use. There are two glaze firing flaws and a small chip in the foot. H:9" D:6.5

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