Jul 25, 2005
Jun 28, 2010
Jul 25, 2005
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010

Vase with Peonies and Five Spouts

Vase with Peonies and Five Spouts

900s-1000s

Green-glazed porcelaneous stoneware with incised decoration, Yue ware

Diameter: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.); Overall: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.270

Description

"In full autumn wind and dew the kilns of Yue open; And a thousand peaks are despoiled of their halcyon green" (translated by S. W. Bushell).

These 9th-century poetic lines glorify the highly prized green-glazed Yue wares of the Tang period.

This later example has a pale green glaze that is glassy and consistent, which indicates a precise control of the glaze components as well the kiln atmosphere by reducing the amount of oxygen at some stage during the firing.

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