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Collection

Ewer with a Short Spout, 8th or 9th century

Chinese

Credit: Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Jane Byars

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.

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