White Glazed Porcelain Canteen

White Glazed Porcelain Canteen
White Glazed Porcelain Canteen
Liao Dynasty
23.5 cm in height, 4.5 cm in mouth diameter,
9.5 cm in bottom diameter

In imitation of a leather watering can, this porcelain canteen with both the spout and the handle on the top was a common utensil of the nomadic Khitan people. There is an inscription of “guan” (“official”) carved on the bottom (not covered by glaze) of some objects of this kind, indicating that they were for the use of the Khitan royalty and nobility.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Tripod with a Loop Handle

Tripod with a Loop Handle
Tripod with a Loop Handle
Warring States Period (475-221 BC) 17.7 cm in height, 7 cm in mouth diameter, 13 cm in bottom diameter

Patterned after the bronze tripod of the same period for the purpose of warming wine, this celadon object with a dragon-shaped handle is made with the coiling technique and decorated with wave designs separated by straight lines. A thin layer of blue and yellow glaze is unevenly distributed on the surface.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Double-eared Vase

Double-eared Vase
Western Han (206 BC-AD 25)
32.6 cm in height, 14.3 cm in mouth diameter, 14 cm in bottom diameter

Distorted fish designs separated by three brown stripes are carved on a layer of blue and green glaze. However, the glaze coating stops at the shoulder area of the vessel, exposing bare brown-red roughcast down below. Generally speaking, the clay roughcast of celadon wares of the Western Han Dynasty is porous, usually covered by a thick layer of deep-colored glaze.

Three broad stripes stick out from a thin layer of green glaze, which stops at the waist of the vessel, exposing bare brown-red roughcast down below with clear traces of coiling on it.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Double-eared Pot

Double-eared Pot
Western Zhou (1046-771 BC)
13.2 cm in height, 8.4 cm in mouth diameter, 8 cm in bottom diameter

Shaped like a creel with a small mouth and a bulging belly, this is a typical celadon pot of the early Western Zhou Dynasty. It’s covered with blue and yellow glaze all over the body and decorated with straight lines and wave patterns on the shoulder.

Also you can go through this Celadon Teapot

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS