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Underglaze blue tripod waterpot
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is one of the earliest intact examples of Chinese stoneware with under-glaze blue decoration, later known as "blue-and-white" wares.

History of the Object
Probably unearthed from a Tang dynasty tomb in Henan Province

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
Stoneware 
Measurements
Width 9 cm. Height 7.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Probably made by a kiln in Gongxian, Henan Province 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 9th century ~ AD 9th century 
Creation date
9th century; Tang Dynasty (618-907) 
Function
Scholar's object for holding water in preparing ink 
Acquisition
Purchased in 1953 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The University of Hong Kong 
Museum
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 
Credit line
Collection of the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 

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