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