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  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1600-1700
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 108 millimetres
    • Diameter: 124 millimetres
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

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

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    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
    Guan-type ware
    South China 中國南部
    Ming to Qing dynasty, about AD 1600–1700

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 21, pl. XX bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.27, no.20 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.7, no.20, pl.III bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Imperial Collection, Peking.'

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

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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.

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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