Shang Dynasty 1600 BC-1100 BC

 Pottery of the Shang Dynasty has simple decorative techiniques of incising, cord impressions, and basic sprigged on elements. Two very rare types of Shang style ware exist that destinguish themselves from the majority of ware within this period.  The first type is a white bodied ware that is generally fired very hard and has carving in the style of elaborate bronzes of the period.  The second type is a thinly made stoneware that shows the first signs of a primative feldspathic glaze. 
Tripod Form.  The surface of this vessel was impressed with a woven cord or rope to create the texture.  This piece is dated 1300-1100 BC