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  • Description

    Guan ware stoneware dish with flat rim, lobed sides, and lobed, splayed foot. The dish has greenish grey glaze with crackle stained grey on the interior and reddish brown on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1279-1400
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 59 millimetres
    • Diameter: 192 millimetres
    • Diameter: 110 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan dynasty 12th-14th century
    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 24

    Water-chestnut flower brush washer


    Writers described guan ware as having 紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’), referring to the dark purplish-grey body showing through the glaze where it runs thin at the rim and to the ferrous-brown colour of the unglazed foot. The form of this brush washer is compared to a water chestnut flower by Chinese connoisseurs.


    Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Guan ware 官窯
    Laohudong, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 杭州市, 老虎洞
    Yuan to early Ming dynasty, about AD 1279–1400

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 29, no. XVIII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.28, no.24 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.8, no.24, pl.IV bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc7/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

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Guan ware stoneware dish with flat rim, lobed sides, and lobed, splayed foot. The dish has greenish grey glaze with crackle stained grey on the inside and reddish brown on the outside.

Guan ware stoneware dish with flat rim, lobed sides, and lobed, splayed foot. The dish has greenish grey glaze with crackle stained grey on the inside and reddish brown on the outside.

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