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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.13

  • 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, brown-stained crackle. 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: 29 millimetres
    • Diameter: 158 millimetres
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres (base)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        鐡足冰紋火氣蠲
        口分六出體規圓
        較於瓶斝猶多見
        華者脆和樸者堅
        乾隆丙申夏御題
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Tiezu bingwen huoqi juan
        koufen liu chu ti gui yuan
        jiao yu ping jia you duojian
        huazhe cui he puzhe jian
        Qianlong bingshen xia yuti
      • Inscription Translation

        It has an iron foot, and crackled ice pattern from its high firing. Its rim is six-petalled like a flower, but its body is round. This form is not so rare as vases or cups. Objects of beauty are fragile, but those of simple strength endure.
        Composed by the Qianlong emperor in the Summer of the cyclical year bingshen [AD 1776].
      • Inscription Comment

        This is found in :
        集部/別集類/清代/御製詩集/四集卷八十九 same as PDF A32
      • 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 13

    Guan ware dish with inscription


    The inscription on base reads: 鐡足冰紋火氣蠲, 口分六出體規圓, 較於瓶斝猶 多見, 華者脆和樸者堅, 乾隆丙申夏御題 Tiezu bingwen huoqi juan, Koufen liu chu ti gui yuan, Jiao yu ping jia you duojian, Huazhe cui he puzhe jian. Qianlong bingshen xia yuti It has an iron foot, and crackled ice pattern from its high firing. Its rim is six-petalled like a flower, but its body is round. This form is not so rare as vases or cups. Objects of beauty are fragile, but those of simple strength endure. Composed by the Qianlong emperor in the Summer of the cyclical year bingshen [AD 1776]. A seal at end of 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 AD1127–1279

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 31 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 22, pl. XXI bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.17, no.8 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.23, no.13 bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.5, no.13, pl.III bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case7/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson 1934, records: From the De Forest Collection, New York.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.13

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, brown-stained crackle. The dish has an inscription, and six spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

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