Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ChangSha Kiln Productions

Brown-glazed jar with decals and double handles

Tang Dynasty
Height: 19.2 cm
Mouth diameter: 12.6 cm
Foot diameter 14.2 cm
Open mouth, straight neck, broad shoulder, round belly contracted downward, flat bottom. The base takes on grayish white color. Yellow brown glaze is applied to the original hoar body except for the bottom and the area close to the bottom. There are two square ears and four decals on the shoulder of the jar. The bottom and the part close to the bottom are unadorned and without glaze.
In the Tang Dynasty, porcelain wares produced in Changsha Kiln were mainly for daily use, among which, jars of various kinds were the most popular. They featured simple design and delicate changes. Porcelain wares in Changsha Kiln sold well not only in China but also in many foreign countries at that time.

White-glazed green colored pillow
Tang Dynasty
Height: 9.5 cm
Length: 16.5 cm
Width: 10 cm
The pillow is rectangle with round corners. There is a hole on one side of the pillow. With the top in white glaze, the pillow features a large rhombic pattern composed of four smaller rhombic flower patterns painted in green color in the center and smaller flower patterns round the four corners. There are small crackles on the glaze. The bottom of the pillow is not glazed.
Small and exquisite, it is a typical porcelain pillow of the Tang Dynasty. The simple painting style displayed by simple pictures bears intense charm and beauty.

By Explore Cultural China

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