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Updated: 14 April 2015
Ge-type stoneware flower-pot-stand or censer with straight sides, five cloud-shaped feet and five raised bosses on the rim. The flower-pot-stand has a very dark grey body covered in grey glaze with uneven crackle which is reddish-brown on rim and grey in some areas. Where exposed in firing, the body is reddish. There are three large spur marks on the interior. The rim of the foot and the base of the feet are unglazed.
- Made in: Hangzhou
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Hangzhou)
- Height: 88 millimetres
- Diameter: 199 millimetres
- Diameter: 83 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Southern Song or Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bulb bowl standing on five feet
Writers described guan ware as having 紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’), referring to the dark purplish-grey body showing through the glaze where it runs thin at the rim and to the ferrous-brown colour of the unglazed foot.
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Guan ware 官窯
Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 杭州市
Late Yuan dynasty, about AD 1300–1368
Ge-type stoneware flower-pot-stand or censer with straight sides, five cloud-shaped feet and five raised bosses on the rim. Very dark grey body covered in grey glaze with uneven crackle which is reddish-brown on rim and grey in some areas. Rim of foot and base of feet unglazed and where exposed in firing, body is reddish. Three large spur marks inside.
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Object reference number: RRC39293
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