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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Jizhou stoneware bowl. Tortoise-shell effect.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1127-1279
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 millimetres
    • Diameter: 152 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 305

    Tea bowl with ‘tortoise-shell’ glaze

    This tea bowl is covered with an iron-brown glaze. The tortoise-shell pattern is achieved by adding concentrated iron (like iron filings) to the glaze.

    Stoneware with iron brown glaze and iron-rich flecks
    Jizhou ware 吉州窯
    Jizhou, Jiangxi province江西省, 吉州區
    Southern Song dynasty, AD 1127–1279


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 46 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.35, no.116 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc12/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


Jizhou stoneware bowl. Tortoise-shell effect.

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