Tray with three feet

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At A Glance

  • Period

    first half of 8th century
  • Geography

    Henan province, China
  • Material

    Earthenware with lead-silicate glazes tinted with cobalt, copper, and iron
  • Dimension

    H x W: 6.4 x 28.5 cm (2 1/2 x 11 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Dish with low sloping sides and everted rim, three low spreading feet. Pottery with "3-color" glaze.
    Body: fine grained buff white clay.
    Glaze: soft lead glaze in white, dark green, yellowish brown and dark blue; fine crackle, some iridescence, slight flaking; bottom unglazed.
    Decoration: flying goose and three clouds in a circle surrounded by floral motifs, deeply impressed in the clay and colored with glazes.
  • Origin

    Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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