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  • Museum number

    PDF.56

  • Description

    Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque greenish-grey glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 36 millimetres
    • Diameter: 143 millimetres
    • Diameter: 55 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan 12th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 56

    Dish with crackled celadon glaze


    Southern guan (official) stonewares are characterised by a thin dark clay body and a thick, glassy, celadon glaze with tiny bubbles and a wide crackle that can appear reddish brown when the body shows through. This dish, made in Jingdezhen, copies earlier Song guan glaze. It has a black-painted rim, perhaps to suggest the dark body of the earlier guan wares.


    Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Guan-type ware
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.16, no.56 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.37, no.56 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.56

Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has thick, opaque greenish-grey glaze.

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