Northern Song Dynasty white glazed porcelain water vessel or vase.
Unusual crackle glaze. Beautiful, sublime patina
Highly collectable Chinese folk art. The Song dynasty
Chinese ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) are perhaps the foremost expression of ceramic art, not only in China but in the entire world.
In general, the shapes of Song Dynasty are simple, almost minimalist, and sedate by comparison to what preceded them and what was to follow. Likewise, the glazes tend to be monochromatic and subtle, a fluid, integral part of the form of the vessel they cover, with a depth of color and texture that invites the spectator to both touch and contemplate.
tang dynasty horse