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Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim. The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 180 millimetres
- Diameter: 85 millimetres
- Diameter: 52 millimetres (base)
- Depth: 46 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Bottle with copper-mounted rim and foot
Potters made guan wares at the Laohudong 老虎洞kiln site in Hangzhou. Scholars suggest this site may be the one described in historical texts as修内司 (xiuneisi ‘Palace Maintenance Office’) or 内窯 (neiyao ‘Inner Kiln’). Most scholars believe the Laohudong kiln was set up before the Jiaotanxia郊壇下kiln. Craftsmen at both these production sites made ritual, table and ornamental wares for the imperial court. Archaeologists excavated sherds from copies of similar slender-necked bottles with pear shaped bodies at the Jiaotanxia kiln site, beside the Wuguishan hill near Hangzhou.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Guan ware 官窯
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省，杭州市
Southern Song dynasty, AD1127–1279
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: ' From the Imperial Collection, Peking.' PDF Card: Purchased in China for 600 Chinese dollars.
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Object reference number: RRC38423
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