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  • Museum number

    PDF.22

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with an octagonal body, two tubular lug handles at the neck, two raised horizontal bands around the neck, and a tall foot. The vase has thick, opaque pale grey glaze with fine irregular crackle stained red-brown.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 146 millimetres
    • Diameter: 72 millimetres
    • Width: 46 millimetres (base)
    • Depth: 43 millimetres (base)
    • Width: 46 millimetres (mouth)
    • Depth: 41 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thC
    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 22

    Hu–shaped vase with guan–type celadon glaze


    This vase combines the shape of an ancient bronze with the glaze of Song dynasty guan wares, recreated on a porcelain body. This combination of an interest in the antique and a desire to experiment and create something new is a fundamental part of Chinese culture


    Stoneware with guan–type crackled glaze
    Guan–type ware
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1736–1795
    Additional information from PDF : Compare with PDF. 23.

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 1999 p.27, no.22 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.8, no.22, pl.III bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc7/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.22

Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with an octagonal body, two tubular lug handles at the neck, two raised horizontal bands around the neck, and a tall foot.  The vase has thick, opaque pale grey glaze with fine irregular crackle stained red-brown.

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