Black-Glazed Pottery Ewer with Blue Speckles

 

Tang Dynasty
Height: 15.6cm
Mouth diameter: 7.5cm
Bottom diameter: 8.6cm

Flared mouth, short neck, oval belly, flat bottom, spout on one side of the shoulder, curved double-band handle on the opposite side, a knob on another two sides; the ewer is black-glazed all over, with the inside fully glazed, and the outside bottom unglazed. The mouth and shoulders etc are decorated with grayish blue speckles.

The full-bodied ewer bears the flourishing Tang Dynasty charm. The nicely-contrasted black and white glaze colors and the decorative streaks of blue speckles make the ewer simple, elegant and sober.