Chinese Song Dynasty Stoneware Dragon Jar (AD 960 - 1279)
This interesting stoneware jar was made during the Song Dynasty (AD 960 -1279). It is "heavily-potted" and has an applied decoration around its shoulder featuring a dragon chasing a pearl; the dragon, of course, seen as a divine mystical creature and the pearl a symbol of strength, fortune and transformation.
It is coated in a yellowish-brown iron glaze, the colour of which varies according to its thickness, that stops just short of the base. In places on the surface are "calcified" soil deposits from its long burial.
Height 21 cm (8.25 inches). There is minor surface wear and tiny chips to the protruding ends of part of the dragon, and what is clearly an ancient chip to the base edge; overall a good example in very good condition.
Our last image shows other jars of this type that we are offering for sale separately: these jars have all been excavated from Sichuan province.
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