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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.323

  • Description

    Ganzhou stoneware jar, with imitation basketwork lower exterior. The jar has brown glaze on the lip and interior, and white glaze studs on the shoulder.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1127-1279
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 113 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 323

    ‘Rice-measure’ bowl


    This rounded bowl has a flat base. An iron-brown glaze covers the inside and the thickened rolled rim. The outside is scored with horizontal lines around the neck in two bands and with concentric lines around the body. It is biscuit-fired. There is a horizontal row of studs which are covered with an opaque cream glaze around the shoulder. These bowls were made in imitation of basketwork rice-measures. A related example was recovered from the Shinan ship wreck dateable to AD 1323.


    Stoneware with incised decoration, biscuit-fired, iron-brown and cream glaze
    Ganzhou ware 赣州窯
    Ganzhou, Jiangxi province江西省, 赣州市
    Southern Song dynasty, AD 1127–1279

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 47 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.36, no.119 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc12/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.323

Ganzhou stoneware jar, with imitation basketwork lower exterior.  The jar has brown glaze on the lip and interior, and white glaze studs on the shoulder.

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