A green-glazed pottery 'double-gourd' ewer, Liao dynasty | 遼 綠釉葫蘆形執壺
A green-glazed pottery 'double-gourd' ewer
the voluminous lower bulb resting on a splayed foot and surmounted by a smaller upper bulb, one side with a flattened loop handle impressed with a geometric floral design and terminating in three raised bosses arranged in a triangle, set across from an elongated upcurved spout, the vessel glazed a vibrant apple-green, stopping irregularly along the sides of the lower bulb to reveal the pale creamy slip and beige body
Height 10 in., 25.5 cm
Scattered areas around the mouth and spout with restoration and overspray. The ewer leans slightly.
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Acquired prior to 2000.