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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.
- Made in: Henan (province)
- (Asia,China,Henan (province))
- Height: 65 millimetres
- Diameter: 170 millimetres
Published PDF date : Northern Song early 12thCRoom 95 label text:
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
Qingliangsi, Baofeng county, Henan province 河南省，寳豐縣，清凉寺
Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1086–1125
On display: G95/dc53
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Object reference number: RRC38500
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