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.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 29 millimetres
- Diameter: 158 millimetres
- Diameter: 78 millimetres (base)
Inscription TransliterationTiezu 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 TranslationIt 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 CommentThis 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 Translationancient fragrance
Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan 12th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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
R. L. Hobson 1934, records: From the De Forest Collection, New York.
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Object reference number: RRC38432
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