Phoenix-Headed Ewer

Phoenix-Headed Ewer

1000s

Porcelain with pale greenish-white glaze

Overall: 38.7 cm (15 1/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1965.468

Description

Phoenix-headed ewers of this type have been unearthed at Xicun in Guangdong province. Wares with a thick and coarse body were fired in local Xicun kilns, but those with a thin and refined body—such as this piece—were likely produced at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province.

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