Yue stoneware lamp made in three parts with bear-shaped column and shallow upper bowl and lower dish. The lamp has a fine grey body and thin, olive green glaze, which has crazed. There is incising and pecking on column to suggest fur and moulded bands of decoration on bowl and dish. There are marks of five clay pads and three original legs which have been removed on the base.
- Made in: Shanglinhu
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Shanglinhu)
- Height: 115 millimetres
- Diameter: 157 millimetres
Published PDF date : Wu-Western Jin dynasty 3rd-early 4th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Lamp stand supported by a bear
This Yue stoneware lamp is made up of three parts. The shallow bowl is supported on a column in the form of a crouching bear holding a fruit. This rests inside a dish which originally would have had three animal shaped feet. It is covered in a thin, olive-green glaze. The lamp was fired upright in the kiln on its base on six large supports. A related example with a Wu dynasty date equivalent to AD 265 has been excavated from a tomb at Qingliangshan, Nanjing.
Stoneware with incised, moulded decoration and thin olive-green glaze
Yue ware 越窯
Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 上林湖窯
Wu or Western Jin dynasty, AD 220–316
Medley 1977 records: From the Eumorfopoulos Collection
Yue stoneware lamp made in three parts with bear-shaped column and shallow upper bowl and lower dish. Incising and pecking on column to suggest fur and moulded bands of decoration on bowl and dish. Fine grey body covered with thin, olive green glaze , which has crazed. Base bears marks of five clay pads and three original legs which have been removed.
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Object reference number: RRC39252
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