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Updated: 14 April 2015
Guan-type stoneware flower-pot stand with shallow rounded sides, wide inverted mouth, two bands of raised bosses on the exterior, and three cloud-shaped feet. The stand has yellowish-grey glaze with two layers crackle, the upper stained dark grey.
- Made in: China
- Height: 60 millimetres
- Diameter: 152 millimetres
- Diameter: 73 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 152 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan 13th-14th century
Room 95 label text:
Bulb bowl with guan-type glaze
This bulb bowl is covered with a crackled celadon glaze. Dark clays were used at Jingdezhen in the eighteenth century to create imitations of earlier dark-bodied wares but potters also applied brown washes to the exposed white porcelain body to recreate the紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’) of original guan wares made at Hangzhou (see case 54).
Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
Guan-ware type ware
Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900
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Object reference number: RRC38444
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