A Yingqing Squat Ewer and Cover
Song Dynasty (960-1279)
4 1/4 inches across, 3 1/4 inches high, wood box
Finely molded with leaf lappets at the wide shoulder above simple lobes on the squat body, a short cylindrical neck with a simple loop handle and delicate out-curving spout adjacent on the shoulders, the cover also molded and with small ring lug.
For another example of more plain form see Special Exhibition Chinese Ceramics, Tokyo National Museum, 1994, no. 159 and another (perhaps the same ewer) illustrated in the Catalogue, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics, An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Christie's , Hong Kong, 2012, pp.152-153, no. 63