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Guan-type stoneware 'arrow' vase with globular body and tall neck, and two tubular lug handles at the mouth. The vase has opaque grey glaze with even black-stained crackle.
- Made in: China
- Height: 124 millimetres
- Diameter: 72 millimetres
- Diameter: 46 millimetres (base)
- Width: 27 millimetres (mouth)
- Depth: 23 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Arrow vase with guan glaze
It is modelled on the shape of an antique ‘arrow pot’, a vessel with short tubes either side of the narrow neck. In earlier dynasties, people played a drinking game of pitching arrows into the tubes and neck of larger bronze and ceramic pots of this shape.
Stoneware with crackled celadon glaze
Guan ware 官窯
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省，杭州市
Ming dynasty, AD 1368–1644
PDF Card: Acquired before 1934.
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Object reference number: RRC38450
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