12.5 cm diam. of mouth; 27.0 x 33.0 cm
The dramatically shaped flask is decorated on the exterior in white and brown pigments with linear and 'yunqi' (vapour) patterns. It is most popularly known as 'canjian hu' or silkworm cocoon-shaped flask, popular during the Qin-Western Han dynasty.'
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 15 October 2002.
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015