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Rare Paper-Cut Resist-Decorated Jizhou Shards – Song Dynasty

Jizhou kilns, situated in central Jiangxi during the Song dynasty, distinguished themselves through pioneering techniques, notably the use of paper-cut stencils for resist decoration on ceramics. This innovative approach allowed for intricate patterns and contrasting effects, enhancing both the artistic appeal and practicality of their wares. Beyond technical innovation, Jizhou ceramics reflect a cultural legacy that continues to influence ceramic arts, exemplifying creativity and experimentation in ancient Chinese craftsmanship.

Kiln/Glaze: (2) Paper-Cut Resist-Decorated Jizhou Ware

Age: Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Shard Price: £75 for both pieces + £6 Worldwide Postage. Total £81

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