An amber-glazed jar and cover

Tang dynasty (618-907)

The ovoid vase has steeply rounded sides with rounded shoulders and a short neck with a lipped rim. The cover is set with bud finial. A warm amber-coloured glaze covers the walls and thickens to a dark brown colour in the recessed areas of the three grooves around the shoulders, and falls unevenly in a dark line short of the splayed foot. The flat base is left unglazed.

 17 cm high



A Dutch private collection


A very similar jar and cover is illustrated in Five Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics from the Robin and R. Randolph Richmond Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2005, pl. 33.

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