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Eastern Jin YueYao Stoneware Chicken Head Ewer

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Reference
5990
Framed Height
8 cm (3 1/4")
Eastern Jin Yue Yao ware chicken-head ewer with a light green slightly crackled glaze.

Yue celadon was manufactured in the kilns around Yuyao, Shangyu, and Shaoxing in Northern Zhejiang province.

Yue was the kiln where potters were most skilled and specialised in modelling and applied decoration. Yue ware was in great demand

The ewer is very well modelled and potted with a loop handle and two small lugs to the shoulder. The chicken-head spot shows very good detail with a proud cocks comb and lovely round eye.

The glaze falls short of the foot and covers a stoneware body

Chicken head ewers are found around the Eastern Jin capital of Nanjing

Framed Height
8 cm (3 1/4")
Year
317 - 420
Medium
Stoneware
Country
China
Provenance
Private collection
Literature
See Chinese Pottery and Porcelain by S J Vainker plate 39 and Chinese Ceramics the New Standard Guide by He Li plate 102 for similar examples
Condition
perfect