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17th Century Salt Glazed Pottery South China Sea Storage Jar

Salt Glazed Pottery

Salt glazing was a popular technique in the area during the 17th and 18th centuries, and was used to create a hard, durable finish on pottery items such as storage jars, jugs, and bowls.

The slightly turned rim and broad shoulders of the body were common features of salt-glazed pottery of this period, as were the three loops around the circumference for securing a seal.

The dark patina with areas of umbers and green showing through is also typical of salt-glazed pottery. This colouration is the result of the high firing temperatures used in the salt glazing process, which causes the salt to react with the clay and create a mottled, variegated appearance.

Overall, this 17th-century utility salt-glazed storage vessel is a valuable and historically significant piece of Couth China Sea pottery, reflecting the techniques and aesthetics of a bygone era. Its rarity and unique characteristics make it a highly sought-after item for collectors and historians alike

The South China Sea is a region located in Southeast Asia, bordered by several countries including China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia. In the decorative arts, the term “South China Sea” is often used to describe a style of pottery and ceramics that originated in this region.

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17th Century Salt Glazed Pottery South China Sea Storage Jar

Salt Glazed Pottery South China Sea Storage Jar

Stock Number: 21739

17th Century Salt Glazed Pottery South China Sea Storage Jar. This 17th-century utility salt-glazed pottery storage vessel is an example of traditional South China Sea pottery.

£1,950

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  • Diameter: 33 cm (12.99 inches)
  • Height: 42.5 cm (16.73 inches)

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