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Ewer

Chinese

Artwork Details

Ewer
618-906
Chinese
stoneware with glaze
4 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in (11.8 cm x 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection
1971/2.72

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Description

Subject Matter:

A black-glazed ewer of the Tang dynasty (618-906). 
Black-glaze wares were popular for their sophistication during the Tang dynasty and were made in several kilns in Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Shandong provinces. 
The black glazes applied to the body typically stop short of the base. 

Physical Description:

A globular stoneware ewer with a wide foot and narrow trumpeted neck with direct rim. It has a short straight spout placed high upon the shoulder, and coiled handle with articulation extending from the mouth to the shoulder. It is covered in a dark brown glaze stopping high above the foot.

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