Guan-type stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim. The dish has a metal bound mouthrim, and thick, opaque pale grey glaze with wide crackle stained black and a close crackle stained golden brown. There are five round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Zhejiang (province)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province))
- Height: 30 millimetres
- Diameter: 127 millimetres
- Diameter: 76 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan 12th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Guan-type dish with copper rim
This attractive dish is covered with a crackled celadon glaze and its rim is bound with copper. Historical accounts suggest that dressing the rim with metal actually enhanced the status of the clay vessel.
Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze with copper rim
South China 中國南部
Ming dynasty, about AD 1400–1500
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Object reference number: RRC38474
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