Tiger-shaped ware


Anonymous - Tiger-shaped ware
Ceramic wares with beige or greenish “celadon” glaze were among the most valued vessels in China. Their early examples were inspired by ancient jars, but they were also moulded individually into unusual shapes. Zoomorphic tiger-shaped vessels can be found in various collections around the world. They could serve as drink pitchers or, allegedly, as chamber pots.
measurements: height 19 cm
width 23 cm
material: stoneware
technique: celadon glaze
inventory number: Vu 172
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art