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  • 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 1279–1368PDF 69



    元, 1279-1368年


  • 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

    Not on display

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