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Overall: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.); Diameter of lid: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1948.228
This covered cylindrical jar with three animal feet is lavishly covered with a cobalt blue glaze in the exterior and an amber glaze in the interior.
Of the colored lead glazes of sancai (three-color) ware, blue was preeminent and precious. Imported cobalt from Persia (Iran, Afghanistan) was used as a glaze colorant that yields a rich, brilliant blue of considerable splendor.
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