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  • Museum number

    PDF.60

  • Description

    Ru stoneware dish with rounded sides and everted rim. The dish has thick, translucent greenish-blue glaze with fine crackle. There are three small eliptical spur marks on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1050-1150
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 31 millimetres
    • Diameter: 170 millimetres
    • Diameter: 93 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song early 12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 60

    Dish with crackled celadon glaze


    This shallow dish is covered inside and out with a classic thick celadon Ru ware glaze. Production of imperial-quality Ru wares ceased when the Northern Song court was forced by the invading Jin armies to flee their capital Bianjing 汴京 (modern Kaifeng 開封) in northern China and re-establish their government south of the Yangtze River 長江 in Lin’an 臨安 (today’s Hangzhou 杭州) in AD 1127.


    Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Ru ware汝窯
    Qingliangsi, Baofeng county, Henan province 河南省, 寳豐縣, 清凉寺
    Northern Song dynasty, about AD 1086–1125

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.17, no.60 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.37, no.60, colour, p.17 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case53

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF Card: Purchased in China for £10.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.60

Ru stoneware dish with rounded sides and everted rim. The dish has thick, translucent greenish-blue glaze with fine crackle. There are three small eliptical spur marks on the base.

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