Guan stoneware shallow dish with six-lobed, everted rim. The dish has opaque, yellowish grey glaze with brown stained crackle. There is an inscription and six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 28 millimetres
- Diameter: 153 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TranslationFor precious use
Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Guan ware dish with inscription
Writers described guan ware as having 紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’), referring to the dark purplish-grey body showing through the glaze where it runs thin at the rim and to the ferrous-brown colour of the unglazed foot. This dish is incised on the base寳用(baoyong ‘for precious use’).
Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
Guan ware 官窯
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省，杭州市
Yuan dynasty, AD1279–1368
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Object reference number: RRC38504
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