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Pot with Four Handles and Chicken-Head Spout

Location

CHINA

Era

Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Title

Pot with Four Handles and Chicken-Head Spout

Date

14th-17th c.

Materials

Stoneware, white glaze

Dimensions

11.6 x 12.5 x 15.5 cm

Credits

Gift of the Guérin-van Oenen family in honour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' 150th anniversary, inv. 2012.215.1-2

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

White ware was also developed in the southern kilns of China, in the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian, and exported in great quantities to Southeast Asia. This curious pot, of Zhangzhou ware, its sturdy ceramic body covered by a creamy glaze, was found in Thailand.

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