Unusual pair of gray stoneware Cizhou funeral jars with white slip, clear glaze and appliqué human figures on the neck. Some of the glaze came off when trying to clean the dirt adhesions off so best to leave it alone for now. Soak it for a week or to in plain water and it might come of with a toothbrush under running water. Usually this style is found in a Qingbai glaze and these are the only ones I have seen in Cizhou. Possibly these were not meant to have lids as the mouth rim is glazed (normally if Chinese ceramic piece has a lid, the mouthrim is left unglazed). H: 28.5cm/11.5in.