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.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 30 millimetres
- Diameter: 164 millimetres (Rim)
- Diameter: 86 millimetres (Foot ring)
- Weight: 0.25 kilograms
Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan 12th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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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Object reference number: RRC38488
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