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bowl-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.81

  • Description

    Ru stoneware bowl-stand, bowl shaped with a flange shaped like a five petalled flower. The bowl-stand has greyish-blue glaze with fine crackle. There are five elliptical spur marks on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1086-1125
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 millimetres
    • Diameter: 170 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song early 12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 81

    Flower-shaped bowl stand


    This stand was fired on its foot on a support with five prongs which have left five oval spur marks. Its design is inspired by a mallow flower with five petals. Here the overlapping petals are suggested by using raised slip lines beneath the crackled celadon glaze. Members of the Northern Song imperial court used such stands to support bowls of various materials for drinking tea. Korean potters supplying the Goryeo court with high quality ceramics in the twelfth century made close copies of such Ru wares. Both Korean celadons (see Gallery 94) and Chinese Ru wares have chemically similar glazes, suggesting an early international exchange of technology.


    Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Ru ware汝窯
    Qingliangsi, Baofeng county, Henan province 河南省,寳豐縣,清凉寺
    Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1086–1125PDF 81

    天青釉葵瓣式盞托


    此盞托採用滿釉裹足支燒法,圈足留有五個橢圓形芝麻掙釘痕跡。托盤呈五瓣葵花形,花瓣重疊,五曲帶筋,施青釉,釉面有開片。北宋宮廷將此類盞托用作茶具,承托不同材質的茶碗。十二世紀時,高麗陶工們也已經能夠燒造此類高品質的仿汝窯產品進奉宮廷。高麗青瓷(參見94號展廳)與汝窯青瓷在化學成分上頗為相似,顯示了早期國際間的陶瓷技術交流。


    炻器,青釉
    汝窯
    河南省寶豐縣清涼寺
    北宋,約1086-1125年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 22 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 5, pl. IV(b) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.22, no.81, pl.IX bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.35, no.9 (right) bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989a p.37, no.13 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.46, no.81, colour, p.18 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989b p.47, no.31 bibliographic details
    • Krahl & Harrison-Hall 2009 pp 24-25, no.3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc53

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.81


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