Ewer with a Short Spout

China
Tang dynasty (618–907)
8th or 9th century
Stoneware with mottled golden brown glaze
H. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm); Diam. 6 5/8 in. (19 cm)
AG 1973.03
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This ewer is distinguished by its spherical shape and lustrous brown glaze, which falls short of the base in a sweeping curve, revealing its light buff body. The handle terminates at the rim in a stylized, natural form.

Provenance

(N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York) by 1972; acquired by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Jane Byars, 1973.

Credit

Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Jane Byars