This is museum quality, small Liao dynasty (907-1125) sancai green glazed moulded moon flask ewer. It stands on a flat foot rising to a rounded side body with a spout mouth and a handle. The top opening of the ewer is moulded into the shape of five leaves in five divided panels (picture 6). On each side of the moulded body, it is decorated all round with rounded heads and within it side, there are two dragons flying in the dense moulded cloud.
Another interesting feature of the moon flask ewer is the colour variation in the glazing. It ranges from dark green to green and lemon green colour which is clearly shown in picture 1,2 and 3. This could be due to the uneven firing temperature resulting in the variation in the glazing. The handle is not straight but tilt to the left (picture 4)
There is no repair or restoration. The glaze shows patches of iridescent silvery green and oxidise pertina on several places (picture 5). There is some expected degradation, chips & minor losses, abrasions, as a consequence of long period of burial and subsequent cleaning. On the handle, there are two natural firing faults at the top and bottom of it (picture 5).
The dimension of the Moon Flask Ewer: The Height is 17.8cm, Width is 9.9cm and the Length is 18.8cm.