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Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic jade zong form, with square body and short cylindirical neck and foot. The vase has translucent green-grey glaze with some wide, irregular crackles.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 183 millimetres
- Diameter: 173 millimetres
- Width: 124 millimetres
- Depth: 124 millimetres
- Diameter: 116 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase in the form of an ancient jade
In the Song dynasty, educated men revived interest in antiques and excavated artefacts from the past. Scholars published manuals illustrating these historical jades and bronzes. Contemporary Song craftsmen reproduced their shapes in other materials in response to commissions from wealthy clients. The new users adapted the functions of the antique objects. This revival of past forms continued in the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1723–1795
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Object reference number: RRC38481
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