Ewer with iron-shaped handle

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, late 8th-9th century
Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze; copper repair
Ding ware
H x W: 15.1 x 12.1 cm (5 15/16 x 4 3/4 in)
China, Hebei province, Quyang county, Ding kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Ding type ware, lion, porcelain, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Thomas Dexel. Fruhe Keramik in China: Die Entwicklung der Hauptformen vom Neolithikum bis in die T'ang-Zeit. Braunschweig, Germany. pl. 77d.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 13.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 87, vol. 1: p. 174.
  • Koyama Fujio. Chugoku no toji [Chinese Ceramics]. Idemitsu Bijutsukan (Series), 3 Tokyo. p. 32, fig. 30.
  • The Editors of Time-Life Books. China. Library of Nations Amsterdam. p. 82.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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