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Shiwan stoneware brush-washer with crescent shaped flange protruding from one side of the rim and small ring handle just below. The brush-washer has thick opaque lavender blue glaze. There are three large spur marks on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Shiwan (?)
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province),Shiwan)
- Height: 61 millimetres
- Width: 182 millimetres
- Diameter: 82 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 160 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Brush-washer with imitation Jun glaze
Craftsmen made some of the finest copies of Jun wares in Shiwan, Guangdong province in the late Ming and Qing dynasties. Like other successful ceramic-producing centres, Shiwan is too hilly for a flourishing farming industry, but has plentiful supplies of wood to fuel the kilns and is close to a network of rivers for easy transportation of finished goods.
Stoneware with thick, blue glaze
Shiwan (pronounced Shekwan in Cantonese) ware石灣窯
Foshan, Nanhai county, Guangdong province, 廣東省, 南海縣, 佛山
Qing dynasty about AD 1700–1900
Shiwan stoneware brush-washer with crescent shaped flange protruding from one side of the rim and small ring handle just below. Stoneware body covered in thick opaque lavender blue glaze. Base glazed and there are three large spur marks.
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Object reference number: RRC39229
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