Green-yellow-glazed Pot with Figure and Lion Applique

Yangzhou Museum

Yangzhou Museum
Yangzhou, China

Excavated on Cangxiang lane of Yangzhou city in 1978, this pot has an opening rim that expands outwards a little bit, an upright neck, slanted shoulders, and flat bottom. On its shoulders there is a short spout with an octangular mouth, on the opposite of which sits a three-strip wide handle. Between the spout and the handle erect two ring-shaped knobs. Two pieces of applique featuring a flute-playing figure are placed beneath the knobs, one on each side, and a lion applique is attached below the spout. The greyish yellow pottery body is covered with lustrous green-yellow glaze. The vivid and exquisite embellishment on this pot represents a higher achievement made by Changsha Kiln in porcelain decoration.


  • Title: Green-yellow-glazed Pot with Figure and Lion Applique
  • Provenance: Yangzhou Museum
  • Physical Size: Height: 18.6 cm, opening diameter: 9.7 cm, bottom diameter: 12.6 cm
  • Dynasty: Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)

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