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Mold

A work made of yaozhou ware; stoneware, carved and biscuit-fired.
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  • A work made of yaozhou ware; stoneware, carved and biscuit-fired.

Date:

Jin dynasty (1115–1234), 12th century

Artist:

China

About this artwork

After the eleventh century, the use of clay molds became increasingly common in the ceramic production of northern China. Finely carved molds impressed intricate decorations on vessels’ surfaces before firing with both precision and speed, in order to meet the growing demands for ceramic wares at the time. While molds have been excavated at various kiln sites in Shaanxi and Henan provinces, those from Yaozhou, such as this one, are believed to have produced some of the most exquisite molded designs on ceramic wares during that period.

Status

On View, Gallery 134

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Mold

Place

China (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1100–1199

Medium

Yaozhou ware; stoneware, carved and biscuit-fired

Dimensions

6.6 × 11.6 cm (2 5/8 × 4 9/16 in.); Diam.: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of The Orientals

Reference Number

1935.366

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