Guan-type stoneware vase with rounded body, wide flaring neck and six-lobed mouthrim, on a low foot. The bowl has opaque grey glaze with an even, brown-stained crackle, and a copper-bound mouthrim. There are six spur marks on the interior of the vase.
- Made in: China
- Height: 108 millimetres
- Diameter: 124 millimetres
- Diameter: 78 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase with guan-type glaze
Sir Percival David’s collection was inspired partly by a desire to acquire objects with a Chinese ‘imperial’ connection or made in Chinese ‘scholarly taste’. This vase with a copy of a 官 (guan ‘official’) celadon glaze, invented in the Southern Song dynasty (AD 1127–1279), would have been admired by Ming and Qing gentry.
Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
South China 中國南部
Ming to Qing dynasty, about AD 1600–1700
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Imperial Collection, Peking.'
Guan-type stoneware vase with rounded body, wide flaring neck and six-lobed mouthrim, on a low foot. The bowl has opaque grey glaze with an even, brown-stained crackle, and a copper-bound mouthrim. There are six spur marks on the inside of the vase.
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Object reference number: RRC38439
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