Stoneware with mold-impressed decoration under celadon glaze (Yaozhou ware)
H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Gift of Sadajiro Yamanaka, 1911
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Although early Yaozhou wares often had elegant light blue glazes, by the mid-tenth century most wares of this type were covered with olive-toned glazes. The reasons for the change remain obscure, though it may have resulted from the switch from wood to coal as the fuel for the kiln.