Tang dynasty (618–907)
Earthenware with dappled black glaze
H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); W. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Gift of Charlotte C. Weber, 2000
Derived from the manipulation of copper oxides during firing, black and dark brown glazes first developed in north China, in the latter part of the Tang dynasty. Wares with such glazes served as household goods and became widespread during tenth, eleventh, and twelfth centuries.
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