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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.89

  • Description

    Guan porcelain dish with shallow, sloping sides and six-lobed mouth rim. The dish has translucent blue-grey glaze with fine, brown stained crackle. There are six small spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1279-1400 (?)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 33 millimetres
    • Diameter: 149 millimetres
    • Diameter: 75 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan 12th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 89

    Dish with guan-type glaze


    官(guan ‘official’) stonewares such as this dish are characterised by a thin, dark clay body and a luscious celadon glaze with tiny bubbles and a distinctive crackle.


    Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Guan ware 官窯
    Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省,杭州市
    Yuan or Ming dynasty, about AD 1279–1400

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.23, no.89, pl.X bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.48, no.89 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc7/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.89

Guan porcelain dish with shallow, sloping sides and six-lobed mouth rim. The dish has translucent blue-grey glaze with fine, brown stained crackle. There are six small spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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