Jar with six vertical lugs, applied and combed decoration

  • Stoneware with cobalt glaze
  • 56.9 x 38.7 cm
  • Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
  • 19th century, Qing dynasty
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.64

Description

Jar of ovoid form with tall neck, flared mouth and concave base. Six vertical loop-handles with moulded dragon heads on shoulder.
Clay: brown stoneware.
Glaze: 'blue jun' or 'blue feather' glaze, glossy, opaque; falls short of foot.
Decoration: a band of applique flower design below the loop-handles. Below this band is a row of shield-shaped design in low relief. Four moulded upright dragons pressed outward from inside alternate with two flaming pearls and cranes in low relief on body. A series of combed bands above foot.


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