Period: Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date: 9th century
Medium: Stoneware with splashed glaze (Jun ware)
Dimensions: H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Menke, 1972
Accession Number: 1972.274
The dramatic blue splash over the brown glaze on this bottle prefigures the use of copper to create similar designs in later ceramics, particularly Jun ware produced in Henan Province in north China from the ninth to the fifteenth century.