Celadon ewer with four handles produced in the Yue Kiln

 

Tang Dynasty
Height: 35cm
Mouth diameter: 18.9cm
Bottom diameter: 11cm

Tray-shaped mouth, slim neck; sloping shoulder, on which there are four round handles; oval belly gradually contracted downward, flat bottom. The glaze takes on dark green color and is in crackle pattern on both inner and outer surface. From belly downward the base is plainly adorned without glaze.

The firing of celadon porcelain reached a mature stage in the Tang Dynasty, and the celadon procelain produced in Yuezhou region of Zhejiang was especially remarkable. The vessel was an excellent work of Yue Kiln porcelain in the early Tang Dynasty: the size big and the design regular and elegant, a rare masterwork indeed.