About this artwork
This ewer was probably used to pour wine, which was customarily served warm. Its grey-tinged glaze, melon-like form, and triple-strand handle with floral tendrils are most distinctive to ceramics made under the Liao, a semi-nomadic people who conquered north China and established their southern capital in the area of present-day Beijing (Peking).
Currently Off View
- Asian Art
- Melon-Shaped Ewer with Triple-Strand Handle and Floral Tendrils
- Porcelain with underglaze molded decoration
- H. 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.); diam. 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
- Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection