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Guan stoneware 'arrow' vase with twelve lobed body and a tall cylindrical neck with two handles. The vase has thick bluish-grey glaze with brown-stained crackle.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 120 millimetres
- Diameter: 76 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan dynasty or laterRoom 95 label text:
Arrow vase with guan glaze
It is modelled on the shape of an antique ‘arrow pot’, a vessel with short tubes either side of the narrow neck. In earlier dynasties, people played a drinking game of pitching arrows into the tubes and neck of larger bronze and ceramic pots of this shape.
Stoneware with crackled glaze
Guan ware 官窯
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 杭州
Yuan dynasty, about AD 1279–1368
PDF Card: Acquired before 1934
Guan-type stoneware 'arrow' vase with twelve lobed body and a tall cylindrical neck with two handles. The vase has thick bluish-grey glaze with brown-stained crackle.
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Object reference number: RRC38510
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