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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.69

  • Description

    Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and an everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque, yellowish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, wider stained grey and narrower light brown. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1279-1368
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30 millimetres
    • Diameter: 164 millimetres (Rim)
    • Diameter: 86 millimetres (Foot ring)
    • Weight: 0.25 kilograms
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 69

    Dish with crackled celadon 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. This example has a lovely double crackle and a typical foot ring. Yuan examples have a flatter rim than Song examples. The shape is thicker too.


    Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Guan ware 官窯
    Laohudong, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 杭州市, 老虎洞
    Yuan dynasty, about AD 1279–1368

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.19, no.69 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.43, no.69, colour, p.60 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.52, no.31 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc7/sh3

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.69


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