Green-Glazed Single-Handled Pot with Carved Patterns

 

Liao Dynasty
Height: 14cm
Mouth diameter: 4.5cm
Foot diameter: 7.5cm

The pot has a small contracted mouth, with melon lines forming four segments on the body. There's a polygonal short spout on one side of the pot, a double-string shaped knob on the opposite side, and a bamboo joint-shaped horizontal handle ending with a raised knob on another side. The shoulders are decorated with two lines of raised string patterns and the whole body is engraved with fan-shaped patterns of different sizes. The joining area between the handle and the pot are creatively decorated with carved treads like those on a screw. The pot is green-glazed all over, giving a gorgeous fresh and charming feel.