Citation"Calabash-Shaped Ewer with Crane and Peony Decor
, 1991.555,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Dec 05, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/201401.
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From a circular base, the pitcher expands in a wide bulb shape, which narrows to a thin neck. The neck expands again to a smaller bulb that tapers to an even thinner neck at the top. The upper section leans slightly to one side, and has a handle which curves up, and then downward to meet the lower section. Opposite that, a slender spout curves upward from the lower section’s middle. The pitcher is glazed a light green-blue and features a design of white flowers with dark leaves within two offset rows of circles. Between these are wispy stylized clouds and cranes in flight.