This is a late southern Song dynasty black glazed eight lobed ewer. It stands on a short recessed base exposing the buff colour earthen clay material. The glaze is generally preserved.
Overall, it is in good condition. No repair, chip or restoration. As can be seen in photograph 4, there are three spots of glaze crazing and minute pin holes at the spout area and the body near the spout. There are also several other much less minute and less prominent glaze crazing and pin holes which do not affect its overall look.
There is a three character manufacturer’s mark “shi cai fu”, at the bottom of the ewer as shown in photograph 5.
The dimension of the black glazed ewer: the height is 14.7cm, the length is 12.7cm and the width is 12.0cm