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Melon-Shaped Ewer with Triple-Strand Handle and Floral Tendrils

A work made of porcelain with underglaze molded decoration.
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  • A work made of porcelain with underglaze molded decoration.

Date:

Liao dynasty (907–1124), 11th century

Artist:

China

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).

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Title

Melon-Shaped Ewer with Triple-Strand Handle and Floral Tendrils

Origin

China

Date

1000–1099

Medium

Porcelain with underglaze molded decoration

Dimensions

H. 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.); diam. 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1924.336

Extended information about this artwork

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