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Small Yue Bird Shaped Ewer 

Jin Dynasty (368-581 A.D.), China 

Length 14.8 cm 

A small round ewer in the form of a bird, with chicken- headed spout and opposed projecting tail. The shoulders are surmounted by two loop handles and decorated with incised sprays within incised bands. The short neck is topped with a stepped lid. It is covered with an olive green glaze. The flattened “Bi” shaped foot rim has five spur marks and a shallow foot-well. Some grinding to the mouth rim and small hairline crack.

Provenance: Betty V. Gewald Collection until 1995 

Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection

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