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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.294

  • Description

    Yue stoneware round box with domed cover and concave base with five setter marks. The box has olive brown glaze. There is a phoenix and sprays encircled by a double ring incised on lid.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 8thC-10thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 millimetres
    • Diameter: 104 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Tang dynasty 8th-10th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 294

    Box with phoenix


    Potters have incised the cover of this round Yue stoneware box with a standing phoenix in the centre and leafy sprays at the edge. Phoenixes are traditionally regarded as auspicious emblems in China. They are composite creatures with the head of a cockerel, the neck of a mandarin duck, the back of a peacock, the legs of a crane and the tail of a pheasant. Here this decorative composition may have been adapted from chiselled metalwork designs.


    Stoneware with incised decoration and green glaze
    Yue ware 越窯
    Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 上林湖窯
    Tang, about AD 700–916PDF 294

    青釉鳳紋盒


    此圓盒蓋面中心飾劃花立鳳紋,邊緣飾卷葉紋,為越窯產品。鳳凰是中國傳統的吉祥紋飾,其由雞首、鴛鴦頸、孔雀身、鶴腿、稚雞尾組成。這種裝飾手法可能源自金屬器鏨刻圖案。


    炻器,劃花,青釉
    越窯
    浙江省上林湖窯
    唐代,約700-916年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.12, no.11 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.52, no.294 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc2/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.294

Yue stoneware round box with domed cover and concave base with five setter marks. The box has olive brown glaze. There is a phoenix and sprays encircled by a double ring incised on lid.

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