Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.253
Title
Jar with blue splashes
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 唐 褐釉藍斑罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
8th-9th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Henan province
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169458
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Stoneware with dark brown glaze and overglaze blue splashes
Technique
Black-brown glaze
Dimensions
H. 14.4 x Diam. 14 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Provenance
[Eskenazi Ltd., London, July 2001] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2001-2006), partial gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2006.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through the Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.253
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Descriptions
Description
Ovoid jar with everted lip, broad shoulders, and sides tapering inward to a flat circular base; light gray stoneware with dark brown glaze embellished with variegated light blue splashes on top of the glaze; glaze stops short of the foot; base unglazed. Dark glazed wares with these distinctive blue flourishes were made at the Duandian kilns, Lushan county, and the Huangdao kilns in Jia county, both in the vicinity of Baofeng, Henan province and are considered precursors to copper-splashed Jun wares from Henan province.
Commentary
Compare to:
Blue-splashed brown-glazed jar of slightly different form excavated in 1987 from a tomb dated 810 at Hengshan village, Yuzhou, Henan province, now in the Henan Museum. See Zhongguo chutu ciqi quanji [Complete Collection of Chinese Ceramics Unearthed in China], vol. 12: Henan (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 2008), no. 48.
Related Media

3D Model: Ovoid Jar with Flaring Lip and Blue Splashes

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu