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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.290

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 265-316
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17 millimetres
    • Width: 33 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Western Jin dynasty late 3rd -early 4th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 290

    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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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.10, no.4 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.51, no.290 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case2/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.290

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.

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