Ewer in Shape of Tibetan Monk’s Cap

Porcelain painted with copper red under transparent glaze (jingdezhen ware) | 14.6in | Mid-18th century

Unknown Artist

This shape was introduced to the repertory of Chinese ceramics in the fourteenth century due in part to the prominence of Tibetan monks and practices at the Mongol Yuan (1271–1368) court.

Credit: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Hav...
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