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A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FLASK
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JAMES E. BREECE III
A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FLASK

LIAO DYNASTY (AD 907-1125)

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A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FLASK
LIAO DYNASTY (AD 907-1125)
The tall, pouch-shaped body tapers to a pinched neck and is applied with nine bosses below a rope-twist handle and cylindrical spout from which trail three slender straps. The flask is covered with a bright green glaze over a white slip falling short of the splayed foot to expose the pale buff ware.
14 in. (35.6 cm.) high

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Vessels of this type were derived from nomadic leather pouches. A very similar flask is illustrated by R. Krahl in The Anthony de Rothschild Collection of Chinese Ceramics, The Eranda Foundation, vol. 1, 1996, pp. 50-51, no. 27, and another in the National Trust, Ascott Collection is illustrated by M. Medley, T'ang Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1981, p. 131, no. 125.

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