A Green Glazed Miniature Mandarin Duck

Tang Dynasty (618– 907)

Earthenware, Lead based glaze

China

H: 6cm W: 6cm

SKU: A4 Categories: ,

A miniature figure of a standing mandarin duck covered with a thick and glossy lead based green and white glaze, which stops just above the base to expose the chalky clay body.

• A similar green glazed miniature figure of a different species of bird consisting of a lesser quality glaze features in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection, Accession number: RLS1997.48.112.