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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.35

  • Description

    Ge-type stoneware square box. The box has a dark grey body covered with thick opaque blue-grey glaze with even crackle, mostly stained black with some ginger. Th mouth rim of the lid and the interior edge are wiped free of glaze. There are six round spur marks on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 43 millimetres
    • Width: 72 millimetres
    • Depth: 71 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan or Ming 14th-15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A35

    Box with guan-type glaze


    This square box has six spur marks on the bottom and is covered with a crackled celadon glaze. Its form while common in the Qing period, was unknown in the Southern Song era. Dark clays were used at Jingdezhen in the eighteenth century to create imitations of earlier dark-bodied wares but potters also applied brown washes to the exposed white porcelain body to recreate the紫口鐵足(zikou tiezu ‘purple mouth and iron foot’) of original guan wares made at Hangzhou (see case 54).


    Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
    Guan-type ware
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.32, no.A35, pl.XIII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.58, no.A35 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.35

Ge-type box. Dark grey stoneware body covered with thick opaque blue-grey glaze with even crackle, mostly stained black with some ginger. Mouth rim of lid and inside edge wiped free of glaze. Base glazed with six round spur marks.

Ge-type box. Dark grey stoneware body covered with thick opaque blue-grey glaze with even crackle, mostly stained black with some ginger. Mouth rim of lid and inside edge wiped free of glaze. Base glazed with six round spur marks.

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