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1910 (the spelunker thinks)
Jar, green lead-glazed earthenware with relief decoration of
Height: 32.4 cm, Width: 24.1 cm
Making Ceramics, room 143
Terms of Salting Bequest: "...to be kept at the said museum, and not distributed over the various sections, but kept together according to the various specialities of my exhibits".
Making Ceramics, room 143, case 25, shelf 3
earthenware, lead glaze materials_techniques
Lead-glazed earthenware with relief moulded decoration museum_number
Earthenware jar with bulbous body, high splayed foot and long wide neck with slightly spreading mouth. Decorated on either side of the body with relief moulding of a
taotie mask with adherent ring, bordered by triple ridges. The jar is covered with copper green lead glaze, which is decomposed by burial. The base is glazed left with three kiln support marks, same stacking marks on the mouth, showing that it was fired in an inverted position with another on top.
Chinese potters first used sprigging around 600–400 BC. The technique was revived for details on green-glazed pots imitating bronzes such as this jar.
moulded, relief, glazed title