The beginnings of the Chinese celadon tradition can be traced to the Yue kilns (a term that comes from the ancient name for a region in Zhejiang Province), which in the fourth century began to produce highfired stoneware covered with gray-green glazes. Early examples such as this were produced as burial goods. The meaning of the chicken head on the spout remains obscure.
Mrs. Richard E. Linburn , New York (until 1979; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Celebrating the Year of the Rooster," January 25, 2017–July 4, 2017.