Yue stoneware water-pot in the shape of a toad. The water-pot has greyish-green glaze. There is an incised naturalistic texture on body.
- Made in: Shanglinhu
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Shanglinhu)
- Height: 17 millimetres
- Width: 33 millimetres
Published PDF date : Western Jin dynasty late 3rd -early 4th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Toad shaped water pot
Several hundred kiln sites have been discovered in the area historically called Yue. These are mainly located in the areas of Shanglinhu, Dongqianhu and Shangyu. This water dropper was probably used by a literate man for adding water to ink for calligraphy.
Stoneware with impressed and incised decoration and pale olive-green glaze
Yue ware 越窯
Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 上林湖窯
Western Jin dynasty, AD 265–316
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Object reference number: RRC38707
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