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  • Museum number

    PDF.14

  • Description

    Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim, on a recessed base. The dish has a bluish-grey glaze with wide crackle, stained black and grey on the exterior, unstained on the interior. The dish has an inscription, and six spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1127-1279
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 36 millimetres
    • Diameter: 146 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        處郡章家弟與兄弟陶純美較兄精
        春風堂不觀随筆那識哥窑所得名
        乾隆乙未春御題
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Chujun Zhang jia di yu xiongdi tao chunmei jiao xiong jing
        chunfeng Tang bu guan suibi na shi Geyao suode ming.
        Qianlong yiwei chun yuti
      • Inscription Translation

        There were two brothers named Zhang in Chuzhou. The wares of the younger surpass those of the Elder in purity and beauty. Had we not read the essays from the Spring Wind Hall how could we know whence Ge ware got its name.
        Composed by the Qianlong emperor in the Spring of the cyclical year yiwei [AD 1775]
      • Inscription Comment

        The poem appears in Vol. 26 of section IV of the Qianlong Emperor's collected works and is entitled 'On a Dish (panzi) of Ge ware.
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        古香
      • Inscription Transliteration

        guxiang
      • Inscription Translation

        ancient fragrance
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan 12th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 14

    Guan ware dish with an inscription


    The fine inscription on the base reads: 處郡章家弟與兄弟陶純美較兄精春風堂不觀随筆那識哥窑所得名. 乾隆乙未春御題 Chujun Zhang jia di yu xiongdi tao chunmei jiao xiong jing Chunfeng Tang bu guan suibi na shi Geyao suode ming. Qianlong yiwei chun yuti There were two brothers named Zhang in Chuzhou. The wares of the younger surpass those of the Elder in purity and beauty. Had we not read the essays from the Spring Wind Hall how could we know whence Ge ware got its name. Composed by the Qianlong emperor in the Spring of the cyclical year yiwei [AD1775]. A seal at the end of the inscription reads: 古香guxiang ‘ancient fragrance’.


    Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Guan ware 官窯
    Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省,杭州市
    Southern Song dynasty, about AD 1127–1279

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 23, pl. XXII bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.18, no.9 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.5, no.14 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 pp 23-24, no.14 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case7/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.14

Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim, on a recessed base. The dish has a bluish-grey glaze with wide crackle, stained black and grey on the outside, unstained on the inside.  The dish has an inscription, and six spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

Guan stoneware dish with shallow, sloping sides and everted, six-lobed rim, on a recessed base. The dish has a bluish-grey glaze with wide crackle, stained black and grey on the outside, unstained on the inside. The dish has an inscription, and six spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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