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Green-glazed stoneware with incised, carved and applied decoration, Yue ware
Overall: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. MacDonald 1973.84
The development of high-fired celadon in the south was a significant achievement in Chinese ceramics history.
The ewer's shape was indigenous and appeared to have been transformed from the hu (jar) attached with a small chicken head. Whereas the early chicken-headed ewers have a wide, stout body, this example represents a further development toward more elongated proportions, adding the decoration of carved lotus petals.
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