‘Changsha’ Ewer

Stoneware, iron based glaze.

Tang Dynasty (AD618-907)

18.2cm H x 15cm W

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A Rare ‘Changsha’ Ewer of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders rise to a short cylindrical neck with flared rims. A faceted short spout and three fluted handles have been applied on the shoulder of this vessel. The Three apploqué decorations on the sides of the ewer are splashed with a dark brown iron-manganese glaze that pools towards the bottom; covered all over is a translucent light greyish-green glaze that comes to an uneven halt just above the foot exposing the chalky white coloured body.