Jar with eight lugs, incised and stamped decoration

  • Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 58.4 x 40.5 cm
  • 18th-early 20th century, Qing dynasty
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.56

Description

Jar of ovoid form with angular shoulder, tall neck, flared mouth and flatten rim, slightly splayed foot and recessed base with a circular mark. Eight grooved loop handles on shoulder.
Clay: buff-grey stoneware.
Glaze: caramel brown, low gloss, transparent; falls short of foot.
Decoration: a row of stamped flower motifs alternate with loop handles on shoulder, right above a band of incised leafy scroll. Below this band is a row of stamped cloud collars. Two pairs of incised upright dragon confronting a flaming pearl in alternate with a lotus spray and a flower spray on body.


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