A RARE GREEN-SPLASHED 'DRAGON' EWER, TANG DYNASTY | 唐 白釉綠彩龍首執壺
TANG SANCAI - THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION
A RARE GREEN-SPLASHED 'DRAGON' EWER
the ovoid-shaped body rising to a short neck and a flared rim, set with an elaborate dragon spout to one side, with an arched handle modelled as a chilong dragon clambering over the rim, glazed with a straw-coloured base with splashes of green
Height 18.5 cm, 7¼ in.
Inspection under UV light reveals areas of overpainting to the spout, the rolled rim, to the ears of the dragon handle and small sections of the back of the dragons body.
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