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spittoon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.266

  • Description

    Yue stoneware spittoon with an inverted hemispherical base section, a narrow neck and widely flared bowl shaped upper section. The spittoon has grey-green glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 9thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 111 millimetres
    • Diameter: 168 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Tang dynasty 9th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 266

    Spittoon


    In China, the eighth and ninth century marked a shift in economic power from the north to the south and this coincided with a revival of the prosperity of the southern Yue ware kilns located in Yuezhou in modern Zhejiang province. The form of this vessel is also found in contemporary Tang metalwork.


    Stoneware with grey-green glaze
    Yue ware 越窯
    Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 上林湖窯
    Tang dynasty, about AD 800–916

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 5 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1977 p.10, no.7 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.43, no.266 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A pp 20-21, no.2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case2/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.266

Yue stoneware spittoon with an inverted hemispherical base section, a narrow neck and widely flared bowl shaped upper section. The spittoon has grey-green glaze.

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