Flask

Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)

Date: 9th century

Culture: China

Medium: Stoneware with splashed glaze (Jun ware)

Dimensions: H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Menke, 1972

Accession Number: 1972.274

Description

The dramatic blue splash over the brown glaze on this bottle prefigures the use of copper to create similar designs in later ceramics, particularly Jun ware produced in Henan Province in north China from the ninth to the fifteenth century.

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