A Lushan phosphatic-splashed handled jar

唐  魯山窯黑釉彩班雙繫罐

The globular jar has a short waisted neck and is supported on a solid, splayed foot with bevelled edge. It is applied on either side at the shoulder with a four-petalled floret, the uppermost petal of which serves a s small loop for attachment of a handle. It is glazed inside and out with a thick dark brown glaze d decorated with bright blue and white splashes which extend down forming large drops around the foot.  The foot itself is unglazed revealing the light grey stoneware body. 

Jars of this type were probably fitted with a high swing handle in metal, attached at either side through the upper loop of the applied floret.

For a similar jar, see Regina Krahl,
Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume Three (II), n. 1376,. p.369. 

 

Dimensions: Height: 17.8 cm, 7 inches

Date: Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th or 9th century

Stock No. 1601

Price: On Request