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Rare Tang Dynasty Changsha Yao Jug or Ewer with Three Dancing Figures

Rare Tang Dynasty Changsha Yao Jug or Ewer with Three Dancing Figures


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1332452

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This porcelaneous jug or ewer is an intact and rare example of the originality and vitality of the potters from Changsha who made it in the eighth century. It was presumably intended as a wine jug and it is decorated with the moulded figures of three wild and possibly drunken male dancers. They appear to be from Central Asia, their hair is long and dishevelled and their clothes are in disarray. They certainly look as though they are making a lot of noise. At the same time, the jug itself is very solid, with side fittings to secure a cover, and a short, hexagonal spout that still pours well. Height: 15.5 cm, diameter: 10.6 cm. Condition: Intact, with no repairs; good condition with wear to the glaze from use and burial. It is not a shipwreck piece.