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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.22

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware dish in shape of hibiscus flower with six overlapping petals. The dish has a dark grey stoneware body covered in pale greenish-grey glaze with close crackle stained ginger. The base and foot are glazed and the foot rim unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 millimetres
    • Diameter: 159 millimetres
    • Diameter: 54 millimetres (base)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Song or Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A22

    Flower-shaped dish with crackled glaze


    Tang Ying (AD 1681–1756), appointed resident supervisor of the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen in AD 1728, describes contemporary Yongzheng-period production of high-fired grey-green iron glazes made in imitation of Ru, guan and ge celadons at Jingdezhen in his 陶成紀事 (Taocheng jishi, ‘Records of Ceramic Production’). This text is very detailed and differentiates two types of later Ru glaze, one with ‘fish-roe’ crackle and one without. Most Yongzheng copies of Song celadons carry six-character underglaze blue seal marks on their bases but a small number are unmarked such as this.


    Stoneware with guan-type crackled glaze
    Guan-type ware
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, AD 1723–1735

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.29, no.A22, pl.XII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.54, no.A22 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case8/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.22

Guan-type dish in shape of hibiscus flower with six overlapping petals. Dark grey stoneware body covered in pale greenish-grey glaze with close crackle stained ginger. Base and foot glazed and foot rim unglazed.

Guan-type dish in shape of hibiscus flower with six overlapping petals. Dark grey stoneware body covered in pale greenish-grey glaze with close crackle stained ginger. Base and foot glazed and foot rim unglazed.

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