Chinese Small Ewer (possibly) Song Dynasty
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It is for sale at a reasonable price! It would be a great addition to a collector out there!
I have now starting to collect Chinese ceramics. This one is a small ewer which is quite broken on the top. But it still has a nice glazing.
It is possibly from the Song Dynasty. It is found (I believe) from a river in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. It is quite interesting to understand the trade history between China and Indonesian Kingdom at that time. Song dynasty was from the year 960 – 1279, and I am intrigue to know which Indonesian Kingdom that trade with China at that time. Most likely it is with the Sriwijaya (Srivijaya) Kingdom.
The size of the ewer is quite small, so I am not so sure what is the purpose of it. Probably for drinking tea? But its size is very small.
You can see some small crackles which are very smooth if you touch it.
I also love the glazing, it has green and a kind of grey colour.
Anyone know these type of ware? And if it is from the Southern Song Dynasty?
This is the top which sadly was broken. And below is the bottom of the ewer.
Stay tuned, I will post more Chinese ceramics.