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A Unique Cizhou Jar of Jin Dynasty

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A black-glazed Cizhou jar was uniquely decorated on the surface with ribbed lines.
It was a characteristic type of jars of Cizhou wares.
More uniquely, there are Chinese characters "Chang" which most likely as Chinese last names were inscribed on both loops.
They were finished by ribbed techniques.
Accordingly of the names, the jar was believed a custom-made ware by noble people.
It was a more valuable piece then.

Date: Jin Dynasty. 1115-1234

Body Width: 20.5cm, Height: 15.5cm.