Earthenware with underglaze copper and iron pigment (Changsha ware)
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); W. 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1994
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Produced in Hunan Province in the south, Changsha wares were among the first examples of Chinese ceramics to feature prominently in maritime trade. The parrots painted on the lid further illustrate international taste as these birds were originally imported into China from Indonesia.