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Yue stoneware basin with rounded sides and wide, flattened rim. The basin has olive green glaze. There are two fish joined by a wavy line incised on the interior, and a diaper band and four applied animal masks on the exterior. There are fourteen spur marks on the base.
- Made in: Shaoxing (?)
- Height: 85 millimetres
- Diameter: 336 millimetres
Published PDF date : Western Jin late 3rd - early 4th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Basin in the form of an ancient bronze
This Yue stoneware basin is one of the earliest of the Sir Percival David collection. It is incised in the centre with twin fish and outside the incised band and four monster-mask handles evoke the decoration and fittings on a bronze vessel. This connection between the form of bronzes and the colour of jade is a cornerstone for understanding Chinese ceramics.
Stoneware incised and with olive-green glaze
Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province浙江省，紹興
Western Jin dynasty dynasty, AD 265–316
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Object reference number: RRC38667
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