(China – )
- Other titles:
- Qingbai ware ewer of gourd form, Yingqing ware ewer of gourd form, Ewer of gourd form
- Not on display
- Further information
The ewer is in a gourd form with a curved tapering spout and a handle in the shape of a 'chi' dragon. It is decorated with splashed brown iron spots, and covered with a 'qingbai' bluish-toned glaze. The advent of the Mongol Yuan dynasty saw no marked disruption to Southern Song traditions but did see the introduction of new decorative techniques both applied and painted. Moulded and modelled applique were used, with beading and studding as the two principal techniques. The elaboration of handle loops into serpentine 'chi' dragons was a distinctive achievement of the Yuan potters, adding an exuberant and fanciful dimension to the otherwise restrained Song ceramic forms.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012
- Place of origin
- China: Yuan dynasty 1279–1368
- 14th century
- porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze
- 11.3 x 9.5 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of the Bodor Family 1999
- Accession number