A rare late Tang-Five Dynasty period amphora. It has a dragon head as spout and gracefully curved Ru yi as handle. It has thick and well potted body with a long pillar-like neck and gracefully contoured curvy body. The body is covered with a thin white glaze that shows extensive wear-and-tear so that the exposed ridge lines and raised areas show reddish-brown color of underlying clay, evidencing the great age of the amphora. A thick streak of the white emulsified glaze runs downward on the right side of the dragon head together with several thick patches reflect the primitive glazing technology of that period. The outer base is flat without a ring-foot, a typical feature of late Tang to early Song period. (Dr. Robert I-San Lin Collection 2247, brought to California in 1960s). 6.75"x4.5"