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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.78

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware quadrangular vase of ancient bronze hu form with a short straight foot and neck, and two mask and ring handles. Translucent blue-green glaze with some wide crackle and tiny pin holes at the rim and foot.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1911
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 315 millimetres
    • Width: 131 millimetres
    • Depth: 146 millimetres
    • Width: 64 millimetres (base)
    • Depth: 66 millimetres (base)
    • Width: 65 millimetres (mouth)
    • Depth: 65 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing, 17th-18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 78

    Bronze-shaped vase with celadon glaze


    This vase combines the shape of an ancient bronze with the glaze of Song dynasty guan ware, recreated on a porcelain body. This combination of an interest in the antique and a desire to experiment and create something new is a fundamental part of Chinese culture. This example was made in the late Qing dynasty.


    Porcelain with celadon glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1800–1911

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 9, pl. VIII bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.21, no.78, pl.IX bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.45, no.78 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case50/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Collection of Dr. Robert Weismann, Berlin. Illustrated in "Asiatiche Kunst", pl. 91.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.78

Guan-type stoneware quadrangular vase of ancient bronze hu form with a short straight foot and neck, and two mask and ring handles. Translucent blue-green glaze with some wide crackle and tiny pin holes at the rim and foot.

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