Flipping Porcelain Pot: A Lid-less Flagon from the 5 Chinese Dynasties

    The wine will stay inside the flagon. (Screenshot from Secret China)Once it’s filled with wine, the flagon is flipped over. (Screenshot from Secret China)The wine is injected into the flagon through a hole at the bottom of the pot: the eye of the plum flower. (Screenshot from Secret China)One of the most precious exhibitions at Shaanxi History Museum (Screenshot from Secret China)The lid-less flagon from the Five Dynasties (AD907~960) was made over 1,000 years ago, but its design is still amazing.  (Screenshot from Secret China)

    The lid-less flagon from the Five Dynasties (AD907~960) was made over 1,000 years ago, but its design is still amazing. As the body and the lid are joined, the lid cannot be removed. The wine is injected into the flagon through a hole at the bottom of the pot—the eye of the plum flower—but it does not seep out of the hole. The pot not only has this delicate function; its color, the patterns on the body, and its animal design all make it extraordinary.

    Flipping Porcelain Pot: A Lid-less Flagon from the 5 Chinese Dynasties

    One of the most precious exhibitions at Shaanxi History Museum (Screenshot from Secret China)

    Flipping Porcelain Pot: A Lid-less Flagon from the 5 Chinese Dynasties

    The wine is injected into the flagon through a hole at the bottom of the pot: the eye of the plum flower. (Screenshot from Secret China)

    Flipping Porcelain Pot: A Lid-less Flagon from the 5 Chinese Dynasties

    Once it’s filled with wine, the flagon is flipped over. (Screenshot from Secret China)

    Flipping Porcelain Pot: A Lid-less Flagon from the 5 Chinese Dynasties

    The wine will stay inside the flagon. (Screenshot from Secret China)

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