Vase with 4 Handles
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Gift from the collection of Edward A. Behr
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Vase with 4 Handles, 1279-1368. Porcelain, 14 3/16 x 8 1/16 in. (36 x 20.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift from the collection of Edward A. Behr, 61.203. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 61.203_bw.jpg)
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Outward flaring small mouth; short neck; slightly fat belly; circular foot. 4 handles attached between neck and shoulders, with top wide and bottom narrow. 2 lines on handle.
Reddish-brown color pattern. Linear, wave, and banana leaf pattern on shoulders. Panels on the vessel's belly contain flower sprays and are surrounded by two registers of grass and leaf patterns. Vessel's interior and top section of exterior are covered with white slip (hua zhuang tu -- typically low iron content). Covered with clear glaze. Also has brown glaze color pattern. No white slip on lower section. Reddish-brown glaze is applied directly on the red clay body. This is similar to a lime glaze. Wine or water container or vessel for guests.
Condition: Basically intact. Flaw and loss of glaze on rim. Many chips on body.
From catalogue card: Glazed stoneware jar with 4 loop handles on neck. Painted floral decoration in brown and white slip. Tzu Chou [Cizhou] ware. Of gritty buff clay with black specks, glaze of creamy sort over white slip on upper part of vase, usually associated with Tzu Chou [Cizhou] ware. The base, without glaze under it, is more crudely potted than Tzu Chou [Cizhou] ware, and indicated that vase is probably Po-shan. It has typical "tea dust" type brown glaze around lower parts.
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