This globular 'sancai' ('three-colour ware') jar has a dark green even lead glaze applied over a thin layer of white slip (liquid clay), which is visible just above the foot.The three-colour technique grew out of the monochrome lead glazes of the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220CE). This type of glaze includes various shades of brown, blue, green and cream which were combined or used on their own.

Indigenous Name
Wan Nian Guan
Date/Period
Tang dynasty (618-906 CE)
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: H18.0 x Dia23.3 x Dia of mouth13.0 cm
Accession No.
1992-00146
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of The Shaw Foundation
Category
Ceramics

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