Chinese Ming Dynasty Henan Glazed Stoneware Jar
This large stoneware jar was made during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), possibly earlier, most likely from one of the kilns in Henan province. It is of an unusual yet very pleasing form and particularly "heavily-potted". It is coated in a thick dark-brown to black glaze, the colour of which varies depending on its thickness. This jar was used for the storage of oil; indeed it must be slightly under-fired as its contents have seeped through the body in places.
Height & diameter 24.5 cm (9.5 inches). There is surface wear to the glaze in places and minor chips to the rim and shoulder edges, but there is no repair or restoration.
Please also see our even larger example, stock number MA393.
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