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A Yellow-Glazed Yaozhou Toad Water Dropper of Jing D.

A Yellow-Glazed Yaozhou Toad Water Dropper of Jing D.

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A water dropper was in intriguing twin toad's shape.
In characteristic mustard tint, the vessel was merged by two halves made from clay molds.
Finger prints were left on the clay body by the potter when in the squeezing and applying method of the pieces.
There were obvious incursions happened to the thinner portion of the glaze.
The toads were in uniquely fiercing look which was a iconological characteristic of the dated periods.
One minute glaze fleck were happened nearing to the venting hole.

Date: Jing Dynasty, 11th/12th century.

Length: 7.7cm, Height: 6.3cm.