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Guan stoneware brush-washer of quatrefoil shape with lobed corners. The brush-washer has opaque greenish-grey glaze with two layers of crackle, a wider crackle stained black and the closer crackle light brown. There are four round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 38 millimetres
- Depth: 72 millimetres
- Width: 41 millimetres (base)
- Depth: 41 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming 14th-15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Water pot with guan glaze
官(guan ‘official’) stonewares such as this water pot are characterised by a thin, dark clay body and a luscious celadon glaze with tiny bubbles and a distinctive crackle. This example was not made at Laohudong but at another site in the Hangzhou area.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Guan ware 官窯
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省，杭州市
Yuan to early Ming dynasty, about AD 1279–1400
On display: G95/dc7/sh2
PDF Card: Acquired before 1934
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Object reference number: RRC38487
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